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Binge This Week: ‘Doom Patrol,’ ‘The Last Dance,’ ‘Ready or Not’ and more

Utah’s Karl Malone battles Chicago’s Michael Jordan.
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  • Audiobooks: Light Reads: Stories from the Neon Boneyard

    Whether you’re young or just young at heart, this new program is for you. Two beloved local cultural institutions—the Neon Museum and UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute—have teamed up to present a virtual storytime. In Light Reads: Stories from the Neon Boneyard, community members read children’s books aloud on YouTube. In the first installment, Neon Museum interpretive staff supervisor Alexis Ross reads Neon Leon, a tale of a neon-colored chameleon who’s looking to fit in, written by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup. –C. Moon Reed

  • Film: Ready or not

    The rich are not like us, as newlywed Grace (Samara Weaving) quickly finds out in this dark comedy/horror film. She marries into an uber-wealthy clan that made its fortune in board games, and it clearly has its own rules in a game into which she unwittingly falls. It’s Clue meets The Shining, with villains draped in silk and cashmere—plus a Converse-wearing heroine who takes class warfare to the next level. HBO. –Genevie Durano

  • Television: The Last Dance

    The miniseries documenting the work that went into the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-1998 season and sixth NBA title hasn’t been without controversy (Michael Jordan’s Jump 23 is a production partner), but it’s still worth a watch. Each of the 10 episodes highlights a different aspect of the team’s ’90s dynasty, including interviews with former Bulls teammates and other NBA players. It all adds up to a welcome dose of nostalgia, for anyone looking to relive the Bulls’—or Jordan’s—legacy. ESPN app. –Leslie Venture

  • Music: Woods

    Woods is like a comfy old blanket—waiting to envelope you in unsettling times. These are certainly those, so it’s fitting the Brooklyn folk-rock band released latest album Strange to Explain, its first in three years, late last month. The record hews to the calmer, less-psychedelic end of Woods’ sonic spectrum, with songs like “Where Do You Go When You Dream” and the title track floating on the back of lush instrumentation, Jeremy Earl’s haunting voice and understated hooks that stay with you hours after.

    Like what you hear? Dig through the group’s 15-year catalog and see what else appeals. Favorites here include Songs of Shame (2009), Sun and Shade (2011) and Bend Beyond (2012), but it all sounds consistently Woods-y—and we could all use some of that right now. –Spencer Patterson

  • Television: Doom Patrol

    DC’s Doom Patrol was created contemporarily with Marvel’s X-Men, circa 1963. The two superhero teams have much in common: Both are composed of misfits and led by a brilliant, wheelchair-bound man. But where the X-Men agonize over their otherness, Doom Patrol leans into theirs. And the DC Universe show based on the comic follows suit, with a stellar cast (including Brendan Fraser, Timothy Dalton and Alan Tudyk) diving headfirst into the deeply weird and darkly comic goings-on. HBO Max. –Geoff Carter

  • A weekend in Vegas right now consists of gaming, eating and drinking, and maybe visiting the pool or spa or another attraction at your hotel.

  • The six-song project oscillates between house-driven electronic rhythms and indie-leaning synth-pop.

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