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

A new month is here, and we’ve rounded up some new books, records, and series you won’t want to miss.


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.


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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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.


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.


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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