Hannah Gadsby has been a prominent comedian in Australia for going on 15 years. In America, though, she arrived seemingly from nowhere in 2018 with a Netflix special called Nanette, which won a Peabody and an Emmy. Douglas is Gadsby's follow-up Netflix special. It's, as she calls it, her "difficult second album that is also [her] tenth and some people's first."
And: I Know This Much Is True is a six-part HBO miniseries set in Connecticut and based on the Wally Lamb novel of the same name. Mark Ruffalo plays two twin brothers, one who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and one who doesn't. Three episodes have aired so far.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Top Sheets Are The LITERAL [...] WORST — Here's Why
- Crocs Are Back In Style. And Not Just Because of Coronavirus.
Stay-at-home adults are wearing the comfy shoes. So are young shoppers who want to be seen. 'They are the Nickelback of footwear.'
- Yankee Stadium Is Being Turned Into a Drive-in Concert and Movie Venue This Summer
Enjoy the fun of a festival from the safety of your car.
- The fate of the summer movie season rests on one Christopher Nolan film
His new film 'Tenet' is seen as a test of whether, and how, Americans can return to movie theaters after the coronavirus shutdowns end
- The game that ate the world: 40 facts on Pac-Man's 40th birthday
The iconic maze chase has been played billions of times, created one of the 80s' strangest sex symbols, stupefied Martin Amis -- and is now enshrined in a leading art museum
- Will the coronavirus pandemic open the door to a four-day workweek?
When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern floated the idea of a four-day workweek, an audience outside the country took notice.
- Cara McDonough - A freelance writer; you can read her blog at caramcduna.com
- Bill Yousman - Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.