Duchess Meghan: “Black Lives Matter!”

How Sobriety Improves Music

The Guardian: ‘Rock’n’roll is equated with excess – but for many musicians, addiction to drugs or alcohol can stifle their art. Three of them explain how getting sober sent their creativity skyrocketing.’

“Follies” In An Old Movie Palace

JFK Tells Macmillan About Women

“I wonder how it is with you, Harold. If I don’t have a woman for three days, I get a terrible headache.” That’s JFK speaking to Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in Christopher Sandford’s new book, “Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy.” Details here.

Celebs Show Solidarity With Floyd

Stars from across the pop music spectrum, including Billie Eilish, Jay-Z, Ariana Grande and more have used their sizeable platforms to support protesters and condemn police brutality, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and other black Americans. Details.

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Your Weekend: What To Watch

Theater: “Hamlet: Live & Uncut” features five casts, each doing an act of the Shakespeare tragedy…This is a great time to check out the movie offerings on The Criterion Channel: masterpiece after masterpiece…New York City Ballet rounds out its Digital Season with a program of 21st Century Choreographers….Sebastian Barry is my favorite living fiction writer, and his latest is “A Thousand Moons.”…Bayern is closing in on the Bundesliga football title: who cares? I’m waiting for Premier League — on June 17th.