“That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.” — Anthony Bourdain
What We’re Watching
A Star is Born
Premise: Based off the original 1937 film, this is now the fourth remake of A Star is Born. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make an unlikely duo with enough on-screen chemistry to last us well through to the next big rom-com. Cooper plays Jackson Maine, an alcoholic rockstar with a drug habit, who meets waitress Ally, played by Gaga, in a drag bar. He falls in love with her talent right away, and the movie then follows her rise to fame and the love that grows between the two, fraught with challenges and pain.
Favorite Track: Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Why We Have to Go See it Again: In a raw, honest, and heartbreaking telling of the classic story, Cooper’s directorial debut does not disappoint. We laughed, we sobbed, and we were moved in a way that might just make this the film of the year. Go see it, and bring tissues.
What We’re Trying
Califia Farms Dairy Free Unsweetened Yogurt
Why We Love It: It has no sugar. It’s entirely unsweetened and low cal. It’s vegan. And it has all the probiotics in it for your “gut-friendly dash of healthy deliciousness”.
How We Like It: Mix it in with muesli the night before, pop it in the fridge, and let it absorb any flavor you add to it. Breakfast in a pinch.
Other Must-Try Califia Products: Black and White Cold Brew Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee, and Chocolate Coconut Almond Milk.
What We’re Reading
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
Sum It Up: Lewis exposes the Trump administration for what it was after his election — negligent. Typically after a new president is elected, the new administration will go and collect briefings from each department to learn what each agency is doing. After Trump’s election, this did not happen. Lewis takes us through what actually occurred and how detrimental this is for our future. Watch Michael Lewis’ PBS interview about it here.
The Line That Got Us: “The election happened ... and then there was radio silence.”
What NPR Had to Say About It: “Fascinating — and at times harrowing … Lewis tells an important and timely story, one that all of us who pay for, care about, and want government to work should hear.”