The shortest month is a little longer this year (it’s a leap year, in case you’ve been living under a rock). Here’s how to spend the 29 days.
Listen: “Khalifa” by Wiz Khalifa and the still-untitled album by Kanye West
This month, we’re going rogue and recommending you download not one but two albums. And it all comes back to a little massive Twitter fight between the two artists. Turns out, tweeting about weird bedroom preferences and the ex you have in common serves as excellent promotion. Now, we’re all ears. Kanye says his album, which drops February 11, is a “gospel album with a whole lot of cursing,” while Wiz’s, out now, is 4/20 heavy as you’ve come to expect from the rapper.
Watch: “The People v. O.J. Simpson” on FX
America’s got a thing for true crime shows (cough—“Making a Murderer”—cough). FX is tapping into our love affair with grotesque and nasty crimes (and the trials that follow) with its new miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Real-life stars of the biggest trial of the 90s, like O.J. himself and the matriarch of the Kardashian klan, didn’t make the cast. But you’ll recognize a few famous faces, including Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. and David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian (the hair resemblance is killer). Catch it Tuesdays on FX.
Uber completely changed the way we get from point A to point B. That’s why we’ve got high hopes for the virtual assistant app Operator, which one of Uber’s cofounder’s had a role in creating. Here’s how it works: Text your request for whatever you’re shopping for, let’s say flowers to be delivered to your mom. An expert will find the perfect blooms for her and text you back with options. You buy. Operator keeps you posted on the delivery status. You become the son of the year. Best part? The app and service is free.
Read: “F*ck Feelings” by Michael Bennett and Sarah Bennett
You don’t need therapy! You just need this book. The authors, a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, set out to challenge you to stop feeling sorry for yourself and actually get after a few realistic goals. It may technically be a self-help book, but no shame here. The $11.48 price tag is a helluva lot cheaper than a therapy session.
Celebrate: February 29. It only hits the calendar once every four years, so do something crazy, like mixing polka dots, plaid, and herringbone. You got this.