Every week, Stephanie Curtis chooses five things to watch, read, or experience. This week, a family game, a merry murderer, and a return to Bach.
1. I have read a lot about the opioid epidemic, but I still learned from Beth Macy's passionate, intricate examination of the public health crisis, "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America." Her narrative is focused in Roanoke and surrounding areas but the lessons apply to communities across the United States.
2. One day last September, Ginger Chase-Watkins's husband went out for a bike ride. He never returned home. Read "Murder on a Mountain Bike" in Outside Magazine to learn more!
3. Fluxx is a card game that changes rules with every player's turn. You can get themed versions like monsters, fairy tales, and Cthulu (which is the version we have in our home.)
4. While "My Sister, the Serial Killer" is a crime thriller, Oyinkan Braithwaite has also created a humorous examination of sibling rivalry. A mighty debut.
5. Hilary Hahn returns to Bach. The renowned violinist began her career with a Bach recording over two decades ago. The new album is simply beautiful and a treasure for fans who have been waiting for her to return to Johann Sebastian.