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By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024

Monday Mix and Editors’ Picks

Monday Mix

Winter break is here, which means you can say goodbye to cram sessions and hello to our party anthems playlist. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays, the New Year or simply the fact that your to-do list is empty, kick off break the right way with these 18 tracks fit for partying.

Editors’ Picks

Music | Morgan Baskin, Culture Editor

This week’s pick: Yo La Tengo, “Extra Painful”

It is the last full week of 2014, so I’m recommending my favorite album from this year: Yo La Tengo’s “Extra Painful,” a remastered version of the 1993 classic. The album is filled with treasures like previously unreleased demo versions of songs such as “Smart Window,” “Double Dare” and “Slow Learner,” along with live acoustic versions of “From A Motel 6” and “Big Day Coming.”

Lit | Tatiana Cirisano, Assistant Culture Editor

This week’s pick: NYT Book Critics’ Best of 2014

It’s winter break, which means you’re officially out of excuses when it comes to finding time to read. If you’re not sure where to start, New York Times book critics Michiko Kakutani, Janet Maslin and Dwight Garner are here to help, listing their top reads of 2014.

Film | Jeanine Marie, Contributing Culture Editor

This week’s pick: “The Theory of Everything”

Eddie Redmayne, best known for his role as Marius Pontmercy in “Les Miserables,” plays the physically and psychologically demanding role of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” His portrayal of the brilliant and crippled scientist is generating Oscar buzz, as is Felicity Jones’ role as Jane Wilde, Hawking’s wife. The film is executed beautifully by director James Marsh – or maybe I’m just a sucker for a real love story driven by science and terrible circumstance. Either way, be sure to catch the heart-wrenching film before awards season rolls around.

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