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Two hours, 21 minutes and 24 seconds of pop culture you should consume this week

Five things you have to watch, read and hear from the world of pop culture this week.


The Grand Seduction
The trailer to Don McKellar’s new film makes it look like the most charming Canadian movie in a long time, with Taylor Kitsch as a doctor lured to fishing village in Newfoundland and Labrador. (


Playing House
Sitcoms about raising kids can be awful (see: Dads) but the second original comedy series from the USA network has a cast that includes Keegan-Michael Key, of Key and Peele, so yes, USA network, you’ve got our attention. The show premieres on Tuesday. (


Shrink Dust
Chad VanGaalen continues to get all kinds of gorgeous, sad sounds from his home studio in Calgary. The term indie rock with a slightly country twang and sci-fi production barely comes close to the rich textures of this album, the artist’s fifth. It drops Tuesday. (


The Roots drummer’s first essay for New York Magazine – part of a weekly series of six examining hip hop – is a thoughtful meditation on the genre’s ubiquity. The next five should be equally thought provoking. (


The magazine’s new comedy issue has a photo shoot of Julia Louis-Dreyfus having sex with a clown, so you know it’s going to be good. Louis C.K. is on the cover, obviously. (
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