What to do this weekend

Eat a batch of watermelon friesThis new viral food trend isn’t really fried watermelon, but watermelon sliced with a crinkle cutter to look like fries. It seems time-intensive, but man, it’s also a total showstopper for any park picnic. Especially when paired with a nice yogurt dip

Read Why Empires Fall by John Rapley and Peter Heather, in which a Canadian political economist and a British historian team up to find out, well, why empires fall. Over the course of the book, the two traverse from Ancient Rome all the way to the modern Western world.

Watch Talk to Me, now in theatres. The new horror movie from A24—the hotshot studio that’s given us several certified modern horror classics—is a new take on possession movies with a unique spin reflecting the era of TikTok trends. It also looks positively terrifying.

Listen to Gordon Lightfoot’s At Royal Albert Hall, the late, great Canadian musician’s final album. The performance, captured at the storied London venue, is a stunning showcase featuring some of his best-loved songs like “Sunset” and “If You Could Read My Mind.”