Father of the Bride is Vampire Weekend's fourth studio album, their first in nearly six years, and their first for a major label. It has been called a "masterpiece" and a "multi-layered dissertation on the world's ills." It's also been called "mild" and "some of the worst ideas the band has ever put to tape." The real question is, though: Is Vampire Weekend still cool?
And then: Gorman Bechard's Pizza, A Love Story has its New Haven premiere in a few weeks at this year's NHdocs documentary film festival. The Nose talks Pizza, specifically, and pizza, more generally, from the pizza capital of the world.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Drops New 'Endgame'-Spoiling Trailer
- Every Single Thing We Know About This New Royal Baby
- This Week's Game of Thrones Episode Featured a Disposable Coffee Cup, and the Internet Is Not Having It
- Who Would Buy Montunas' $435 Tote That Resembles a Charming Bathroom Trash Can?
- The Never-ending Life of Smash Mouth's "All Star"
- Watch Tool Debut Two New Songs Live
- Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now
- The Case for Doing Nothing
- For Connoisseurs and Joe Sixpack, Canned Wines Beckon
- A former Netflix creative director just got $1.6 million from big names in tech for Liquid Death, which is water in a tallboy can
- Woody Allen Pitched a Memoir. Publishers Weren't Interested.
- UNO Confirms You Can't Stack +4 or +2 Cards
- Dave Chappelle to receive the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
- 34 Met Gala Attendees Who Clearly Understood What "Camp" Means
- Orchestra Searching For Child Who Charmed Crowd With 'Wow!'
- You don't need that: Average American spends almost $18,000 a year on nonessentials
- New Haven Library Wins Highest National Honor
- Denver votes to become first city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'
- The White House Welcomes the World-Champion 'Red Socks'
- Chicago Cubs ban fan who made 'disgusting' hand gesture associated with white power on air
- Gorman Bechard - Novelist and filmmaker
- Lucy Gellman - Editor of The Arts Paper and host of WNHH radio's Kitchen Sync
- Brian Slattery - Arts editor for the New Haven Independent and a producer at WNHH radio
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.