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Movies DVD: Sugar
From the writer-directors of 2006’s Half Nelson comes this hard-hitting drama about a young Dominican baseball phenom (Algenis Perez Soto) who immigrates to the U.S. to play in the minor leagues. Read our review
TV Disaster Lab: Buried Alive episode premiere (National Geographic, 9 p.m. EDT)
Disaster analysis expert Tim Samaras has decided to trigger his own avalanche using explosives to study how the force of such an event accelerates, what g-force it creates, and how it buries its victims — and he’s filming it all. Good thing you’ll be watching from the comfort of your own home.
Music “Zombie” demo, The Pretty Reckless
Sixteen-year-old actress Taylor Momsen, best known as Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl, is the singer for this new band. This demo track they recently posted online is catchy as all get-out, though Momsen wasn’t even born yet when the grunge classics it draws on were first released. Read our take on the Pretty Reckless
Books Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink,Jane Goodall
World renowned researcher and conservationist Jane Goodall examines animals that are coming back from the brink of extinction. Survival stories about the American crocodile and California condor will uplift and inspire any animal lover.
Tech Site: Insanewiches