What We’re Doing In May


May, we’re ready for you. Here are 5 ideas to keep busy all month long.

Listen: My Morning Jacket’s “The Waterfall”

Back in 2011, we had My Morning Jacket’s “Circuital” on repeat. Now, four years later, we’re finally getting an encore. The Kentucky rock band releases “The Waterfall” on May 4. Steal a first listen to the first song released, Big Decisions. And if that’s not enough to get your fix, expect a quick follow-up album released later this year or next.

Read: “The Road to Character” by David Brooks

When you’re six feet under and loved ones above are recapping your life, they’ll be recounting your bravery, loyalty, and your masterful ability to stay in touch with friends as far back as grade school. It’s these deeper qualities, instead of so-called “resume virtues” like wealth and status, that New York Times columnist David Brooks explores in “The Road to Character.”

Download: Funny or Die News Flash

Start your day with news and a chuckle thanks to the new app from the Funny or Die crew. Top headlines—covering everything from politics to sports—are infused with humor you just can’t find on CNN.com. Not interested in hearing about the 2016 campaign just yet? Put your Tinder skills to good use: A simple swipe is all it takes to move onto the next topic.

Watch: “Aloha”

A drama/comedy about a defense contractor who’s assigned to a position in Hawaii—hits theaters May 29. Summer blockbuster? Not exactly the action flick like “Jurassic World” and “Fantastic Four.” (Those hit the screen later this summer.) But is it worth spending a rainy day at the movies watching stars like Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, and Mr. Bill Murray himself? Consider that a rhetorical question.


Memorial Day on May 25. You’ll find us on burger-flipping duty. And, man, we could not be happier.