Non-Bookish Things I Liked in July

Though you mostly see book reviews here, it’s not just reading going on at the Read Remark household. There’s a lot of other great content that I love to gobble up. Here are some of my non-bookish things I liked in July. 

One note – not all of this content was released in July 2018. Some of this stuff is downright old. This is just the month in which I enjoyed it.


Brain on Fire – Netflix

This Netflix movie is based on a real-life case in which a young woman goes almost comatose with mental problems. Well-acted and thoughtful.


Revisionist History – podcast by Malcolm Gladwell.


Rules for life. McDonald’s fries. Faulty memory. Author Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, The Outliers, and more) takes a subject in this podcast and frames it in a new light.


A Quiet Place – now out on DVD/Bluray

Wow, this is a good movie. John Krasinski (Jim from The Office) directs and co-stars in this post-apocalyptic horror movie about creepy crawlies that hunt based on sound.


Legend of Love

This clip of Ulyana Lopatkina dancing in Legend of Love is mesmerizing. Ballerina Lopatkina has legendary drive and talent. I just can’t take my eyes off of her.


NY Times, “How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million”

This fascinating article looks at the cult that is Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s mega-successful lifestyle company. Read it whilst snacking on some free-range bee pollen essence.

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