NL recommends: What happens when well-meaning people make terrible choices?

What you should read, watch and listen to this weekend.

ByNL Team
NL recommends: What happens when well-meaning people make terrible choices?
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In Praise of Idleness Bertrand Russell

If you're tired of all the videos and tutorials doing the rounds online to help you make the most of every waking hour of your in self-isolation, here's an essay you may enjoy.

- Manisha Pande

Taskmaster YouTube

This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce everyone to Taskmaster, one of my favorite British panel shows, where comedians compete against each other to win daily rewards and Greg Davis's gilded noggin at the end of the season by completing silly tasks.

Most of their early episodes are available for free on their YouTube channel, so binge away.

- Anish Daolagupu

John Krasinski: Some Good News YouTube

Amidst the depressing lockdown and tragic news hitting us everyday, Some Good News is like a beacon of hope. It's a new show started by John Krasinski (of The Office fame) to tell the world about the good news we are all missing out on. If you want to cheer up, set aside 16 minutes of your life and watch this.

- Meghnad S

Get Me Roger Stone Netflix

As explained by IMBD: a documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump adviser, Roger Stone, who helped create the real estate mogul's political career.

- Pramey Nigdikar

Shoplifters Netflix

This film is about a "family" trying to make ends meet. Set in Tokyo, the characters in this Japanese drama are hardened by poverty, yet still manage to resonate with sensitivity. The emotional and narrative build-up proves that Kore-eda is more than just a brilliant filmmaker. He is, at heart, a storyteller. Shoplifters is about well-meaning people making terrible choices, and the tragic-comic nature of social conventions.

- Snigdha Sharma

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