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Are We There Yet? Week 3

Just like when my kids ask me early on during any long road trip, I’m wondering the same as we finish our 3rd week of social distancing and stay at home policies.  I thought you might be interested in some of the video and reading that the staff at The Wolf Group and Wolf Group Capital Advisors are enjoying.

Movies – with the exception of Little Women, all of the others have some scenes and themes that are pretty shocking but I enjoyed them all.

  • Parasite
  • Jo Jo Rabbit
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Series 

  • Tiger King – described as like watching a trainwreck
  • Ozark – dark drama about the drug trade at Lake of the Ozarks
  • Love is Blind – described also as like watching a trainwreck
  • The Stranger – British thriller
  • Outlander – time travel by a British Army nurse although when asked why they watched it, many, including my wife, just said “Jamie.”
  • Homeland – spy drama
  • Billions – hedge fund antics in NYC
  • Veep – comedy about political dysfunction (actually not funny given presence circumstances)
  • The Good Place – afterlife comedy
  • Berlin Station – spy drama
  • Killing Eve – analyst for MI5 meets hired killer

And coming soon on PBS (April 7th and 14th)

  • The Gene – An Intimate History based on the book by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Books – we didn’t talk about books as a group so these are what my family is  reading or has on the nightstand

  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • Writers and Lovers by Lily King
  • This is Happiness by Niall Williams
  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
  • Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
  • The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela (very appropriate in the era of social distancing

and finally  . . . War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – the story here is that there is an independent nonprofit publisher called A Public Space.   They are featuring a virtual book club called Tolstoy Together.  Everyone reads 12 to 15 pages each night and there is an online discussion lead by Yiyun Li, a Chinese-American author.  They started on March 18th so you would need to do some catching up.  My wife and I are both doing it and I have to confess that after the first night, I no longer read it late at night or in bed as I fell asleep three times reading the first 12 pages.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and exploring new ways to find entertainment.