Angela Gulner, a Los Angeles-based actress and writer, created Binge, a dark comedy about a young woman with bulimia. The show, which is based on Gulner’s own experience with an eating disorder, is a breath of fresh air. It's part of a new generation of film and TV that portrays those with mental illnesses as complete people; they’re more than their struggles.
When Matty Matheson filmed a tutorial on making hash for Munchies, the Canadian chef had one important disclaimer: “You can put whatever you want in a hash, and it’s yours. But this one’s mine, and now you get to know how to make it.”
The Red Frog Pub & Brewery, aboard the Carnival Vista, is one of the first breweries in the world to operate on a cruise ship. The man in charge of the operation is Colin Presby, a Pennsylvania native who started home brewing while he was in college. After pursuing a career in the craft-beer industry, Presby left life on the mainland in 2016 to live onboard Carnival cruises permanently.
The Changeling is the book I’ve most earnestly and most often pressed into people’s hands this summer. It’s not like “a beach read,” though you can certainly read it on the beach. (You can read anything on the beach!) It is a sitting-in-the-shade-in-a-city park read. It is an I’m-stuck-on-the-subway-for-the-rest-of-my-life read. It is an I-love-how-air-conditioned-this-library-is read. It is a book you will fall into and not come out the other side of till you’re done: fun and scary and wise.