Seeking Nirvana


Charlie’s Angels

Not the one with Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz: I’m talking about the original crime drama television series that first aired on American TV on September 22, 1976. Forty years ago, Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith hit the screen as private detectives who work for the mysterious millionaire Charles Townsend. Over 110 episodes in five seasons, the cast changed, but the premise and format remained similar to most shows of the genre in that era. For a bit of nostalgia, watch a few episodes to see how far we’ve come in terms of TV production, diversity, technology, and more.


A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino

Manabu Yukawa aka Detective Galileo is back in the best-selling Japanese author’s latest offering. This time, he is in Hari Cove, where a former policeman is found dead at the base of some rocks. From figuring out the cause of death to finding the actual murderer, the physicist/detective uncovers a series of twists and turns that will keep you hooked. It’s one of those books that you can’t put down.


Nevermind by Nirvana

Yes, it’s a bit of a nostalgia trip this week. But who among us did not channel our youthful angst and sing along with Kurt Cobain, “I feel stupid and contagious, Here we are now, entertain us”? If you haven’t heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, I’m going to assume you grew up under a rock. Twenty-five years after the release of Nirvana’s second studio album, the songs haven’t faded from memory: ‘In Bloom’, ‘Come as you are’, ‘Breed’ and ‘Lithium’. They remain popular on the airwaves and are the very definition of classics. Add them to your playlist this week.


Pre-order Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Excuse my Potterhead tendencies, but for as long as J. K. Rowling keeps giving us a way back to the wizarding world — be it a proper book, a play script or a paper napkin with a few words scribbled on it — I’m going to recommend that you read it. In this case, it’s her debut movie screenplay, based on a Hogwarts textbook of the same name. The movie stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, and introduces us to American wizards in New York. The script is slated to release on November 19, a couple of days after the movie, and is available for pre-order now. In this case, I should probably give up my self-imposed rule of reading the book before watching the movie.

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