What We’re Doing in August


Well, folks—dog days are here. Allow us to give you a few ideas on how to live them right.

Listen: Beach House

The France and Baltimore-bred band mates are back at it. Their fifth album, “Depression Cherry,” drops August 28. Expect simplicity, with straightforward melodies cast through very few instruments. They’ve said it’s a return to their starting point. Rather than trying to fill big stages with live drums, they’re playing for them.


Read: Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free from Rolling Stone

This is the story of Ben Schlappig, who calls United’s first class cabin home. Rolling Stone dives into how he travels around the world without spending a penny. It’ll give you travel envy—and tempt you to sign up for 15 credit cards solely for the bonus miles.



Download: BuzzFeed News

We blinked, and BuzzFeed transformed from a site filled with listicles of cat photos to hard-hitting news (alongside those listicles). Their news app delivers the handpicked stories and pings you with breaking news on the topics you’ve said you care about.


Watch: “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”

The cult classic returns with an eight-episode Netflix shebang. The original stars—Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler—are joined by some new faces like Jon Hamm and Lake Bell as they all head to Camp Firewood. The best part? It’s a prequel. So you’ll see these 40-something-year-old actors playing horny teenagers. Here’s hoping it’s worth the 14-year wait.



Photo Credits: TheGuardian.com, BuzzFeed.com, RollingStone.com