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Hours of culture: Five things you should check out this week

Monday June 9 to Sunday June 15

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Hercules: The trailer for the Brett Ratner directed movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson as the legendary warrior looks like standard issue tent-pole action, but we’ll have to wait for final judgment until the movie comes out July 25. (imdb.com)

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Lazaretto: Jack White’s follow-up to his hit record Blunderbuss comes out June 10. Get ready to rock. Hard. (thirdmanrecords.com)

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Maureen Dowd: The New York Times series of having uptight, middle-age, white, middle-class people write about pot – which would be laughable if it weren’t so infuriating – began with David Brooks and continues with Maureen Dowd opining about the horrors of eating a marijuana candy bar in Denver. (nytimes.com)

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Megan Abbott: If you’re still drawing up your beach reading list for summer, Adam Sternbergh’s gushing praise for Megan Abbott will no doubt persuade you to add one of the crime writer’s novels to the pile. (slate.com)

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Boba Fett: With the famous bounty hunter from Star Wars potentially getting his own spinoff movie, Rich Goldstein’s exploration of “the cult of Boba Fett” is required reading for fanboys and fangirls alike. (thedailybeast.com)

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