Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Fargo,” Check Out Bodega Bamz & Make Butternut Squash Carbonara

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! 


  • “The Punk Singer”: Last year’s documentary about Bikini Kill and Le Tigre singer Kathleen Hanna is on Netflix now, which means I’m hunkering down with my laptop this weekend to watch. – Jessica
  • “Surviving Jack”: I started watching “Surviving Jack” on FOX due to it’s high volume of Detective Stabler visibility, and it’s actually pretty hilarious. Christopher Meloni is still badass and desirable, and the show itself reminds us why teenagers are the most awkward people on the planet. Score! – Katie
  • “Fargo”: For a very, very long time, the Coen Brothers’ “Fargo” was my favorite movie. I think I spent a solid year regularly talking in Frances McDormand’s Minnesota accent, to the irritation of everyone around me. I’m really excited to check out the TV show that’s inspired by the movie, starring Billy Bob Thorton, Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman from “Breaking Bad,” obvs) and Colin Hanks, amongst others, which is getting great reviews. – Amelia


  • “Why I Don’t Wear Makeup,” Man RepellerIt seems like everyone on the Internet has already responded to this piece from the blog Man Repeller about why Leandra Medine doesn’t wear makeup. I haven’t even read it yet. – Jessica
  • Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler: On my miserable flight home from Nashville this week, I read all of Chelsea Handler’s latest book which had me laughing so hard the other passengers were staring at me like I was a crazy person. For a pick-me-up and lots of LOL, I definitely recommend it. – Katie
  • “Orphan Black”-related reads: I saw this article about “5 Books To Read If You Love ‘Orphan Black'” and knew I needed to share. If you haven’t yet watched it, here’s why you should binge and then get started on season two, which started last night. – Katie
  • “Witches of the Confederacy,” MediumY’all remember our Mind of Man columnist and my man bestie, John DeVore? He has a fantastic and very moving essay on Medium, a love letter of sorts to/about a few women he’s known throughout his life who’ve had a big impact on him. The piece is really beautiful. – Amelia
  • “Did Facebook’s Graffiti Artist Admit To Sexual Assault On His Podcast?,” xoJane: This piece on xoJane calls out graffiti artist David Choe for telling a story about sexually assaulting a masseuse on his podcast, like it ain’t no thang. Just as upsetting is that this confession would have gone otherwise ignored if not for this essay. Rape culture at work. – Amelia


  • Bodega Bamz: One of my favorite hip-hop artists right now is Bodega Bamz, who I first learned about thanks to my fave radio hosts at Hot 97. He’s been working the underground rap scene in New York for awhile, but is poised to hit it big thanks to collabs with artists like A$AP Ferg. I love his rhymes, but his voice is also on point. Check out his mixtape below. – Amelia



  • Happy 4/20: Yeah yeah yeah, it’s Easter. But it’s ALSO 4/20, every pothead’s favorite non-holiday, so … you know what to do. – Amelia