So Here’s What Happened in August

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Thanks for tuning into for another episode of So Here’s What Happened! On this episode, LaNeysha and Carolyn get into their top picks for the month of August As well as talk a little more about Carolyn’s upcoming coverage for Toronto International Film Festival!

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Possible Spoiler Warning: All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Crazy Rich Asians 

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Top Reads

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

After surveying 18 of the leading American high school history textbooks Loewen explores how and why Americans have lost touch with their history. He concludes that not one text does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.

Persepolis Rising (The Expanse)

The seventh novel in The Expanse series. In the thousand-sun network of humanity’s expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. The new planets live on the edge between disaster and awe, and the crew of the gunship Rocinante is focused on keeping the peace.

If Beale Street Could Talk

Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor. Tish and Fonny have promised to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a crime and sent to jail. Their families try clear his name, while they come face to face with an uncertain future, the young lovers with an array of emotions from affection, despair, and hope.

Top TV

Elementary

A spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic character, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller), has the main character disgraced fleeing London for present-day Manhattan after a stint in rehab. He arrives to find that his father has assigned a sober companion to live with him – Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Lui), a former surgeon whose medical license was revoked three years earlier after she lost a patient. Holmes has his own plan for keeping on the straight and narrow, throwing himself into his work as a police consultant in New York City. 

Voltron: Legendary Defender – Netflix

After Keith, Lance, Pidge, Hunk, and Shiro are sent into space in a blue lion, they find two “alteans” by the names of Allura and Coran who have been frozen in crypto-pods for ten thousand years. They then discover that they must each pilot one of the robotic lions of Voltron, and defend the universe from an alien species called the “galra”, and there evil emperor “Zarkon.”

Top Movies

To all of the Boys I’ve Ever Loved – Netflix

Based off of the original story by Jenny Han. When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down. A true romantic comedy that leaves you feeling seen and related to no matter your age.

Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel Chu is happily accompanying her boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Pushed into the spotlight, Rachel now has to contend with jealous socialites, eccentric relatives and something far more challenging, Nick’s judgmental mother.