5 Things to Watch, Read, and Listen to in March

Your cultural agenda this month includes a new Lana Del Rey record and a limited series about Aretha Franklin
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A new month is here, and we’ve rounded up some new books, records, and series you won’t want to miss.


WATCH

A cast and crew lousy with talent—Cynthia Erivo, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan- Lori Parks, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard—tell the Queen of Soul’s story with Genius: Aretha. The eight-part limited series debuts on National Geographic March 21.

LISTEN

Love her, hate her, or love to hate her—you can’t ignore a Lana Del Rey record. Her long-delayed seventh album, Chemtrails over the Country Club, drops March 19. Trigger warning: it includes a Joni Mitchell cover.

 

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SEE

David Hockney had a more productive quarantine than you did. The longtime L.A. resident spent the months painting at his second home, a seventeenth-century French cottage. The fruits of his labor can be seen in David Hockney: My Normandy at L.A. Louver from March 9 to May 1.

COOK

Catch the Geffen Playhouse’s Bollywood Kitchen before it closes March 6. The Zoom show features filmmaker/cookbook author Sri Rao reminiscing about Bollywood while preparing an Indian meal. Ticketholders can opt to have ingredients sent to them so they can cook along at home.

 

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READ

The Committed, is the sequel to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2015 novel, The Sympathizer. Out March 2, it follows a nameless French-Vietnamese immigrant and government mole living in a Paris populated by left-wing intellectuals and junkies.


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