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LISTEN |  Tiesto — “The Business” 2020 

Tijs Michiel Verwest, better known as Tiesto, is regarded by many as the greatest DJ in the world and the Godfather of EDM (in case you’re over the age of 50 or live under a rock). His catalog of successful hits and accolades are endless, but his 2020 hit song, “The Business” is one you’ll want for the commute, the workout or  pre-game festivities. Tiesto created “The Business” at the start of quarantine, admitting he believed the lockdown would be short-lived. But it’s 2021, and hopefully, we can all get down to business moving forward. 

WATCH | “Sweet Girl” | Netflix | August 

Jason Momoa, Big Pharma conspiracies, explosions and did we mention Jason Momoa? The Netflix original launches Aug. 20 and while we can’t guarantee a masterpiece, the trailer offers glimpses of action thriller, suspense and drama-mystery. So yes, there’s a bit of everything highlighted by an intriguing cast. Checkout Netflix.com for the film’s trailer and movie page, which reads, “…He lost the love of his life to a pharmaceutical company’s greed. Now his daughter is without a mother, and he’s without justice. For now.”

READ | “The End of the Affair” by Graham Greene (1951)

This classic novel by Graham Greene, known by many for his mystery novels, is widely considered the author’s best work. The story follows the lives of several central characters in London just after the Second World War. Among the characters, writer Maurice Bendrix (likely based on Greene’s own personal affair) struggles with guilt, jealousy and heartbreak after his affair ends with Sarah Miles. But the novel is so much more than a dissection of the raw elements of an adulterous affair. Greene’s own struggles, along with the contradictions within religious confines (the book is considered one of Greene’s four Catholic novels) often allow Greene to ask philosophical questions around the existence of God. It’s a must-read and a perfect work of fiction. Read or revisit it today.

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