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Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913 by Daniel Wolff

This long and well-researched history of dylan, guthrie, and the 1913 calumet massacre seems like just the kind of thing I would gobble up - but honestly it felt like a slog the whole time, just too unfocused to keep me completely engaged; the author set out to tie together a series of interconnected timelines, but they just don’t quite gel. 
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Babies (2010)

This is the cutest most wonderful short little documentary about four different babies from four different countries; it has almost no plot and no dialogue and if you just want a relaxing time watching some adorable babies well it doesn’t get any better than this. 

Molly’s Game (2017)

This fast-paced sports / crime / gambling tale is based on a true story and balances a lot of themes at once: strong women, personal integrity, daddy issues - it’s quite a lot to fit into one movie and it does it well. 

Sea State by Tabitha Lasley

This was a unique hybrid book, part romantic memoir and part oil rig worker documentary, and altho the writing is sometimes a little clumsy, the two parts don’t always cohere fully, and the romantic parts are fairly sentimental and maudlin - despite all that - I still found it a fun quick and interesting read, and I applaud the effort. 

Old Enough (Netflix series)

The kids are super cute as they walk about their lil 3 year old errands but it was impossible for me to forget that there are multiple cameramen following them close behind, everywhere they go - rendering the entire concept of little kids running their first errands on their own utterly meaningless.