Entertainment

Reading

Book Access

Book Recommendations

  • The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander – Discover the twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity and a sense of possibility into all of your endeavors 
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou – the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos 
  • Winterdance by Gary Paulsen – the story of Gary Paulsen’s experience training for and competing in his first Iditarod race. 
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann – Non-fiction. Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances. 
  • The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates – Melinda tells stories of the people she’s met through her work internationally, and defends why empowering women changes the world. 
  • Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling – “a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.” 
  • The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger – A memoir from former CEO of The Walt Disney Company 
  • Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer – Takes you inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities 
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  – A passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans 
  • Red Notice by Bill Browder – reads like a thriller but is a non-fiction account of corruption in Putin’s Russia 
  • Dune by Frank Herbert – A science fiction epic with a stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics 
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – tells a story about the importance of following your dreams and personal legend 
  • Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams – Timeless classic of survival and adventure 
  • The Outsider by Stephen King – A horror novel following the investigation of an eleven-year-old boy’s murder 
  • I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes – A suspense novel following a flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity 

Articles


Watching

TV Access

TV Show Recommendations

  • Schitt’s Creek – Netflix 
  • Altered Carbon – Netflix 
  • Jack Ryan – Amazon Prime 
  • This Is Us – NBC 
  • The Americans – Amazon Prime 
  • Dirty Money – Netflix 
  • The Pharmacist – Netflix 
  • Great British Baking Show – Netflix 
  • Star Trek – Netflix 
  • Fargo – FX
  • McMillions – HBO
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Prime
  • Kim’s Convenience – Netflix
  • Some Good News – Youtube – John Krasinski’s weekly episodes of good news in the world

Movie Recommendations

  • Once upon a time in Hollywood 
  • Frozen 2 
  • Jojo Rabbit 
  • Ford vs. Ferrari 
  • Onward 
  • Little Women 

Sports

Performing Arts

Live Stream

  • Music: Here’s a list of live virtual concerts to watch 
  • Worship: Watch the Basilica of St. Mary’s Live Stream of mass each Sunday

Listening

Podcast Recommendations

  • Armchair Expert – a podcast that celebrates the messiness of being human 
  • Revisionist History – Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past 
  • NPR’s Hidden Brain – Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior 
  • Against the Rules – Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar’s Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and much more 
  • NPR’s The Indicator – helps you make sense of what’s happening today. It’s a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. 
  • Hard Core History – Carlin’s work weaves historical information with deep questions and Twilight Zone-style twists to help illustrate the power and continuing relevance of the past. 

Music

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Gaming

Virtual Games


Online Travel

  • airbnb Online Experiences – Try something new together with small groups from around the world. Join tango classes, tarot card readings, farm visits, and more—all while meeting new people.
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise – Enjoy a cruise (virtually!) that Kristy experienced last year! (For a more encompassing experience, enjoy these Dutch Meatballs while you watch – a hit on the cruise!)
  • Disney World Rides – Take over 20 of Disney World’s best rides virtually
  • 18 Best Travel Shows – Stream them now!