The Agenda

What to Look Out
for This Week

Words by

Ethan Thomas


January 21, 2020

Cultural events calendar for the week of January 6th, 2020

Tuesday, 1/21

A Very Stable Genius

Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America

In Bookstores

The Washington Post's national investigative reporter, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, White House bureau chief—both Pulitzer Prize winners—showcase the insider narrative on Donald Trump's unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. For the first time, certain officials who have felt honor-bound not to publicly criticize a sitting president or to divulge what they witnessed in a position of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history. But it's not only the story of an unparalleled president, it's also a story about the strength of our democracy.

$21.26 at Amazon

Friday, 1/24

ACG Air Terra
Antarktik Gore-Tex

Available 10 am EST at Nike

Most sneakers can't handle everything you throw at them, but these ultra-rugged boots from Nike can handle anything. How? Let's start with the high top galosh-type upper, Zoom Air cushioning, reflective features and Gore-Tex materials. The shoes bring Nike into a more survival shoe category that they haven't dared to enter in quite a while.

$220 at Nike

In Stores

The Atlanta garage rock outfit Black Lips is back with an aptly named ninth studio album, coming at a time when the world could be described as falling apart. It's a return to their roots, a country-influenced collection of a dozen tracks—all recorded direct to tape, returning the band to their lo-fi roots. There's a more pronounced country sound on the album, perhaps due to new members. Either way, the band has said that this is their "best collection of songs since the aughts."

Stream on Apple Music | Vinyl record, $20.49 at Amazon

Friday, 1/24

The Gentlemen

Friday, 1/24

The Gentlemen

In Theaters

Guy Ritchie comes in hot again with another brash movie that isn't winning over too many critics, but is making the audience extremely happy with a star-studded cast headlined by Matthew McConaughey. The film follows an ex-pat who has been running a marijuana ring in the UK, but is ready to cash out. Suffice it to say that just leads to a lot of issues with everyone around him.

Watch the trailer | 76% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

Saturday, 1/25

Lunar New Year


Saturday, 1/25

New Year


The Chinese New Year or Spring festival kicks off this weekend and includes 15 days of celebrations marking the transition from the Year of the Pig to the Year of the Rat. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. So maybe take on Spring cleaning a bit earlier this year?

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