Ross Golan has been fine-tuning his musical The Wrong Man for 15 years and recently debuted it at South by Southwest. My friend Andrew Kaplan took me and I loved it. It’s coming to New York this fall with a full production led by Thomas Kail and Alex Lacamoire, two of the creators behind Hamilton and In the Heights. Get tickets while you can!
John's Cocktail: John Baldry
Recipe: Try John's John Baldry
Jack Antonoff of the band Bleachers turned me onto Evan’s Rockin’ Hot Sauce from his bandmate Evan Smith. It’s complex and herbaceous and vinegary. I put it on everything—fried chicken, pizza, wings.
Punk's Not Dead
John Doe and Tom DeSavia’s first book—Under the Big Black Sun, about the ’80s California punk rock scene—was a page-turner, so I was excited to read their follow-up, More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk, which reads just like it sounds and has throwback photos and personal accounts. It’s the coolest.
I’m a big fan of FEED. Lauren Bush Lauren created the brand to help end childhood hunger, and now she’s collaborating with Polo Ralph Lauren for the Polo x FEED collection. The proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign, and each item is stamped to highlight how many meals the purchase provides to kids in need.