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WATCH | THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

On the same day in October 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything goes according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractures and the team disbands. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. Season two is out now. 

LISTEN | BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE

Luke Bryan is the epitome of an easygoing contemporary country superstar. His seventh studio album makes plenty of room for pop-informed bite in tracks like “What She Wants Tonight” with its gleaming, night-on-the-town hook and “One Margarita,” with its beachfront cadence and subtly metallic effects. Out now on all major services. 

READ | THE GLASS HOTEL

From the award-winning author of “Station Eleven,” an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events — a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby’s glass wall: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis is running an international Ponzi scheme, moving imaginary sums of money through clients’ accounts.

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