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LISTEN | Frank Sinatra: Reprise Rarities Vol. 2

 

Volume one of this collection was released back in December to honor his birthday, and with plans to continue releasing throughout 2021, we were excited and ready for Volume two. With over 1,400 recordings throughout his career, it isn't hard to imagine that there are songs from Sinatra that have never been released digitally, and we can't wait to discover some of them for the first time. Once you've listened to all thirteen of these tracks, head back to Volume one for thirteen more and let the classic crooner take over your speakers.

 

 

 

ORDER | Fukumoto

 

Looking to elevate a weekday dinner or date night? Fukumoto on East 6th is doing orders to go (along with limited seating inside) and their Japanese cuisine goes far beyond sushi and sashimi. It's elegant comfort food and everything we tried was even better than the last dish, making it hard not to suggest the entire menu. We say start with the Karaage (fried chicken) and grab some Unagi (some of the best freshwater eel we've had) and throw in some Shishito Pepper Yakitori for an added kick. If you're looking for an even easier way to order a variety and share back at home, they are offering Bento boxes for pick up, giving you a chance to get a bit of everything. We wouldn't expect any leftovers, but definitely expect to be full after each visit. 

 

 

photo by tales from the country

 

READ | Brain On Fire by Susannah Cahalan

 

We already know how complex our brains are, but imagine being betrayed by yours. Brain On Fire is the true story of a woman who was suddenly and terrifying overcome by an unknown disease that threatened to confine her to a psychiatric ward, unable to move or speak and trapped inside of her ever-escalating fears. When her family and her doctor refuse to give up on her, she's given a chance at recovery from a disease that had only been newly discovered and is incredibly rare. We recently watched the 2016 film adaptation and it gave us an itch to revisit the book - we're so glad we did. Even when we knew the ending, it's a fascinating dive into medicine and the sometimes terrifying complexities of our own minds. 

 

 

 

FOLLOW | @_nguan_

 

If you're looking to add some soft beauty and pastel tones to your Instagram feed, you'll be happy you followed Nguan. This talented photographer even took over the New Yorker's instagram for a time, bringing the streets and people of Singapore to their page with his trademark color palette. Every photo is a stunning and straightforward work of art, and there's something about the pale tones that make it a cheerful addition we look forward to seeing every time we log in. 

 

 

 

WATCH | Honeyland

 

Stunning. Hypnotizing. Captivating. None of these words really do this documentary justice. Honeyland follows Hatidze Muratova over the course of three years, navigating her role as one of the last beekeepers in a village in a remote part of Macedonia along with her responsibilities at home caring for her mother. A disruptive presence enters her life, moving in next door and taking advantage of her generosity, and over the course of 90 minutes you can't help but become more and more enamored with Muratova as this change in her life has devastating consequences. Once you've watched it you can see why it was Academy nominated, award winning and critically acclaimed. 

 

 

 

WRITE | Love For Our Elders

 

2020 has been isolating, and many residents in senior living have felt this long before the pandemic and even more so during. Love For Our Elders was started in 2013 by a college student after he volunteered at a retirement home and saw how many people went without having any visitors. Something as simple as a handwritten letter from you can be invaluable to someone who may feel forgotten in this moment of so much distance. Find out how you can take part here and see how the cost of a stamp can be worth a heck of a lot more than we ever realized.