BOOK | Ballerina Misty Copeland is "fat." In the real world, of course, she's thinner than most. But because she actually has to wear a bra for support and has curvy hips, her rise to the top of her art form as an American Ballet Theater soloist is considered amazing — that and she's the first African-American female to do so. With her brand-new memoir Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, Copeland writes about coming from a single-parent home, and a late start in ballet at age 13, to having one of the top careers in the business. Her book is a breezy read for such deep subject matter, but her beautiful and prevailing spirit shines through on every page.
DVD | Hold no appreciation for chick flicks? Perfect. Neither does this film. About Time is a romance, sure, but it was marketed wrong. It mostly tells the story of the love between a father (Bill Nighy) and his son (Domhnall Gleeson), both of whom have the ability to go back in time. Richard Curtis, the writer/director behind Love Actually, brings an inventive yet oddly familiar story to the screen. It will move you in ways you never expected, all the while causing you to yearn for a bit of property on the English seaside.
SINGLE | Saturated in music — that's all the Internet really is (well, that and porn). With so many options, trying to sift through and find new tunes to connect with is a daunting task. Look no further than Canadian slacker rocker Mac DeMarco's new single "Brother." Streaming on SoundCloud, the song must be the artist's answer to "Let it Go" from the Disney romp Frozen. DeMarco's tune has those lyrics too, but here they're presented in a much more sincere, less motivating way. The song is slow-moving and thick with guitar; you'll want to play it over and over again. DeMarco's full album Salad Days will be released on April Fools' Day. Don't wait to jump on it.