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Staff Picks: Joanna Newsom, Carey Mulligan, and Yaron

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Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.
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Thom Yorke Is Composing the Music for the Clive Owen-Starring Broadway Production of ‘Old Times’

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Harold Pinter’s Old Times, which is being revived on Broadway this Fall, is known for its ambiguity and possible life/death liminality. The vague and ghostly (both literally and atmospherically) work sees a married couple in their farmhouse visited by the wife’s friend and former roommate from 20 years earlier, and after she tells the story of a random, incessantly sobbing man in their old room, the venom and possible violence underlying their “friendship” starts to show itself.
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‘Documentary Now!’s’ “Dronez” Is a Deadly Vice Parody You Can Watch Right Now

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IFC has released the second episode of Documentary Now! for free viewing online. A new mockumentary series, the show will take Saturday Night Live alums Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on a satirical tour through every style of documentary imaginable. The series is hosted by Dame Helen Mirren herself, with an intro that makes you think PBS, and while it goes for a veneer of verisimilitude, it has an extremely silly core.
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