The Agenda

What to Look Out
for This Week

Words by

Ethan Thomas

Published

November 4, 2019

What You Should Care About This Week

Tuesday, 11/5

The Man Who Solved
the Market

In Bookstores

Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, Gregory Zuckerman answers the question investors have been asking for decades: How did Jim Simons do it? Who's Jon Simmons? He's modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and country. It's also a story of what Simmons' revolution means for the rest of us (which we believe is the most important function of the book).

$19.74 at Amazon

Tuesday, 11/5

Nike React Element 55
Kl Multi-Platinum Sneaker

10 am EST at Nike

The React Element 55 is an understated take on the Element 87, and this special iteration with Kendrick Lamar takes over the stage. The new look is inspired by one of Nike's OG running shoes, the Internationalist. The contrasting mix of marbled light and dark tones are a nod to the multi-platinum status of Lamar's albums.

$150 by Nike

Wednesday, 11/6

Marriage Story

Wednesday, 11/6

Marriage Story

On Netflix and in Theaters

A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. This film paints an incisive and compassionate portrait of how ending a marriage is often the end and the beginning of a different life when it involves your children. Scarlett Johansson plays the lead role as the mother and wife, with Adam Driver in a serious and non-sc-fi role as a husband and father.

Watch the trailer | 97% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes | Add to your list

Friday, 11/8

Honey Boy

Friday, 11/8

Honey Boy

In Theaters

Shia LaBeouf wrote the screenplay based on his own life experiences, and award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and his crash-landing into rehab and recovery, actors Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges show what it's like to navigate each stage of a frenetic career. LaBeouf also plays his own father. Talk about a tall order...

Watch the trailer | 97% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

Saturday, 11/9

World Freedom Day

Across America

Saturday, 11/9

World
Freedom
Day

Across America

This relatively new holiday, signed into the books by George W. Bush in 2001, marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall—a physical barrier between a divided city and a symbol of a divided world—stood for nearly three decades. On the night of November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall didn't actually come down. It just lost its meaning as a barrier and became the site of a global celebration.

Learn more about the holiday

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