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Hello, I’m Julia Morris.

A Bank Holiday bonanza for you this week. Well, more of the same really but why not dress it up a bit to get you even more excited?! If it wasn’t free I would charge you extra.

Hopefully (if you live in the UK) you will have Monday off and get a bit more time to enjoy some of what’s included below.

Before we continue, my usual plea – if you like The Edit please forward it on to your crew, influential contacts and apathetic relatives OR shout about it on social media. It will make me very happy.

Have a lovely weekend whatever you’re up to. Hit reply if you would like to say hi. Manchester have a great Pride weekend. I’m off for a nap.

Until next time,

Rob x


Read

The OC is 15 years old which has prompted a wave of nostalgia writing including this excellent piece in defence of the much reviled Marissa Cooper by Alim Kheraj for i-D.

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey is thinking about forcing “alternative viewpoints” upon us to break up “echo chambers” on the site. Bad idea. John Paul Brammer explains why we should be worried for them..

80 million people watched a rom-com on Netflix in the last year and with its self-proclaimed Summer Of Love the platform is giving the people what they want. Rachel Aroesti stops to ask ‘but are they any good?’ for The Guardian.

I shamelessly love fast food and for a long time have derived a great deal of pleasure from trying to recreate my favourite meals at home. This list from Drew Magary at GQ is a detailed rundown of the creations worth attempting in your own kitchen.

I’m a bit of a home cinema geek and with my partner have recently started a project to upgrade our setup. 4K? HDR? Dolby Vision? It has all been a bit baffling – thankfully @BigJohnnyArcher has all the answers – including this Dolby Vision explainer for What Hi-Fi?

Homotopia, the LGBT+ arts and culture festival, returns to Liverpool in November. This year’s theme is “I Will Survive” – more information, line up and tickets at homotopia.net and @homotopiafest on Twitter.

Book

How to Survive the End of the World (When it’s in Your Own Head): An Anxiety Survival Guide by Aaron Gillies

One of the most useful things when coping with anxiety is knowing that someone else understands you. Aaron Gillies book did just that for me during a recent episode of brain fuckery. Providing the insight, abundance of laughs and opportunity for some self-reflection I needed.

There are a lot of books about mental health out there, Aaron’s is truly very helpful.

To:

Each week I feature another newsletter that I like to receive in my inbox:

Recomendo
Recomendorecomendo.com

A fellow Revue newsletter (with a few more subscribers…), Recomendo’s mission is simple – every week the team offer six personal recommendations of cool stuff. My recent favourite – donothingfor2minutes.com

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Pop culture aficionado? Fancy having a chat? I’m looking for guests for The Edit podcast – say hello theedit@robgillett.com

END GOAL:

How to Start Your Own Podcast (and Get a Million People to Listen)
How to Start Your Own Podcast (and Get a Million People to Listen)www.inc.com
Even if — especially if — you’re starting from zero.

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Watch

Bollywood: The World's Biggest Film Industry (BBC iPlayer)
Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry (BBC iPlayer)www.bbc.co.uk

Anita Rani is a joy to watch in this fascinating look at India’s film industry. I was left amazed and inspired by what a deeply rooted and powerful force cinema is in the country.

Alex Strangelove (Netflix)
Alex Strangelove (Netflix)www.netflix.com

Released in June as part of the Summer of Love rom-com onslaught mentioned above, Alex Strangelove is an enjoyable and semi-refreshing teen comedy despite shying away from some of the discourse around sexuality central to its own plot.

Listen

The best of this week’s new releases (slim pickings):

Disclosure - Funky Sensation (feat. Gwen McCrae)
Disclosure – Funky Sensation (feat. Gwen McCrae)open.spotify.com

 

Poppy - Time Is Up
Poppy – Time Is Upopen.spotify.com

 

Nick Jonas vs Robin Schulz - Right Now
Nick Jonas vs Robin Schulz – Right Nowopen.spotify.com

 

LANY - I Don't Wanna Love You Anymore
LANY – I Don’t Wanna Love You Anymoreopen.spotify.com

 

Radio Edit is now listed just about everywhere with apps for every possible platform and device you can imagine, including:

TuneIn

radio.net

myTuner

You can also shout “Alexa, play Radio Edit on TuneIn” and if you happen to be near an Amazon Echo it should magically start playing.

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That’s all for this week – hit reply to share your thoughts on anything featured or to send me recommendations of things to read, watch or listen to. Thanks for reading!