What We're Streaming
Three must-stream suggestions from the Valet. team.
Each month, there's a lot of pop culture coming at you. It's our editors job to sift through everything coming down the pike and let you know what not to miss.
By the Valet. staff | May 1, 2017
By Lisa Ko
This powerful debut novel is a sweeping examination of family and the many pulls of home. Told from the point of view of a single mother, a Chinese immigrant, and her US-born son, the story won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, which recognizes fiction that explores issues of social justice.
$17 at Amazon (Available May 2)
By Paula Hawkins
It's clear that Hawkins, author of the runaway hit, The Girl on the Train, knows how to tell a suspenseful story that triggers your adrenaline and gets you thinking. In her new book, a single mother turns up dead at the bottom of a river that runs through town and it dredges up all kinds of long-buried secrets.
$16.80 at Amazon (Available May 2)
By Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tyson's writing style is always approachable and entertaining, and his latest book is no exception. Clear and concise, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry gives readers exactly what the title promises, a basic understanding of a deeply fascinating subject.
$12.88 at Amazon (Available May 2)
By David Sedaris
One of America's greatest humorists tells all in a book that's a lifetime in the making. It's no coincidence that the world's best writers tend to keep diaries. And David Sedaris recorded everything that's happened to him for the past four decades. Here, for the first time, he shares his private writings.
$19.60 at Amazon (Available May 30)
An extension of Giuseppe Santamaria's successful first book, Men in this Town, this new volume once again turns the spotlight on men's fashion in cities around the world—Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, London, Paris, Florence, Madrid, New York, and his childhood home, Toronto.
Men in this Town: Alone in a Crowd, $13.59 at Amazon
May 12, Streaming on Netflix
May 12, Streaming on Netflix
The second season of Aziz Ansar's fun-loving comedy looks like one big, weird, well-stocked party that spans from New York City to the Italian countryside. We'll see Dev take on challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, along with a complex but meaningful romance.
May 20, 8 pm ET on HBO
Eight years ago, Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to what the New York Times described as the "longest and most widespread Ponzi scheme in history." Now, HBO is turning the deception, greed and investigation into a docudrama starring the brilliant Robert De Niro as Madoff. And you won't even recognize Michelle Pfeiffer as Madoff's wife, Ruth.
May 25, 8 pm ET on Fox
Behold, your new guilty pleasure. The original dating show, Love Connection, debuted decades before reality TV—a simpler time indeed. But the date-and-tell format has been revived with a host who can't possibly be shocked by anything today's contestants might say: Real Housewives producer and Bravo host Andy Cohen.
Day Wave (a.k.a. Jackson Philips) made a name for himself in the Bay Area a few years ago, and this will be his first major label debut (out May 5). Singles like "Drag" and "Gone" got love from streaming sites, and his frosty psychedelic tinge earned the artist comparisons to DIIV and Local Natives.
Twenty years after Biggie Smalls' death, Faith Evans (the rapper's former wife) is releasing a long-awaited duets album with the late hip-hop icon. The album (out May 19) features un-released Biggie vocals along with both rare and well-known verses.
Her mother is Neneh Cherry and her father is a member of Massive Attack, so it's not surprising that Mabel McVey has music in her blood. The 21-year-old's EP, Bedroom (out May 26) has a contemporary, alternative-R&B vibe with a twist of club beats that would catch Drake's ear.
Bryan Cranston's Howard Wakefield skips out on family life and vanishes without a trace (but is secretly living in his attic).
(Opening May 19)
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer play wildly different mother and daughter who must work together when their vacation goes awry.
(Opening May 12)
A date-night movie you're not gonna hate. A sick girl who lives in a hermetically-sealed environment falls for the boy who moves in next door.
(Opening May 19)
In 1975, a liquor salesman with a modest boxing career is chosen to take on Muhammad Ali in a highly publicized title match.
(Opening May 5)