What to do this weekend

Eat a rural French meal. The Tour de France ends on Sunday in Paris, but much of it goes through breathtaking villages in France’s countryside and mountains. Pretend that you’re there watching cyclists go by in this pastoral paradise with these recipes from Coveteur.

Read Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead. The newest novel from one of the 21st Century’s most celebrated authors is a freewheeling story about the tumult and cultural shifts happening in 1970s Harlem through the lens of a career crook and his various travails.  

Watch Barbenheimer. Truly, what else is there to watch this weekend? The pure sensory overload of 5-ish hours of moviegoing might melt your brain, but it’s the only way to truly experience them. Our pro tip: Start with Oppenheimer, then boost your mood with Barbie. 

Listen to The Ballad of Darren, the first album in eight years from Britpop luminaries Blur. Colchester’s finest reunite in peak form facing the doldrums of middle age with the potent mix of wry sardonicism and anthemic songcraft that’s been their specialty since the ‘90s.—QH