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Wild Wild Country | Documentary | 2018 Netflix

This five-part documentary examines the controversial guru known as Acharaya Rajneesh (or Osho) and his “sannyasin” followers as they descended on Wasco County, Oregon in the early ’80s. What ensued was a five-year clash that captivated our nation between a quiet, conservative community and a “free-spirited” cult. This fascinating tale calls for a binge-worthy weekend — twisted with sex, lies and murder plots at every turn.

 

 

 

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Alt-J | “Reduxer”

The English alternative rock band, alt-J, has been churning out chart-toppers since the mid 2000s. Casual music lovers will recognize their songs like “Breezeblocks,” “Portrait” and “Left Hand Free.” But it’s their upcoming Sept. 28 album, “Reduxer,” that has fans buzzing. The album is a remix of current songs, featuring collaborations with rappers like Pusha T, Little Simz and others. The band teased the album on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and can be viewed on YouTube. Just Google “In Cold Blood” with alt-J and Pusha T.

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“A Room on the Garden Side” | Ernest Hemingway | Strand Magazine

The unpublished 1956 Hemingway story, which is now available in print for the first time in Strand Magazine, offers Hemingway fans a fresh tale set in World War II Paris. The story follows the narrator, Robert, from his room at the Ritz hotel just after Paris has been liberated from Nazi control. The story is followed, and tied together, with an excellent afterword from Kirk Curnutt of the Hemingway Society. This is a must-read for Hemingway fans and literature connoisseurs of all ages.

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