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Heat of the Week: Futebol, mind games and nonprofit chai

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
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As the semester drags on, take a break from studying and group projects to check out A&E’s pop culture recommendations for the week.

Something to watch:

“Behind Her Eyes”: Based on the international bestseller by Sarah Pinborough, “Behind Her Eyes” is a new psychological thriller recently released on Netflix. The show follows a single mother who begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his wife. Full of mind games, twists and turns, this show is 100% binge-worthy with an ending you won’t see coming.

“Pelé”: This new Netflix documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald follows the life of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pelé, a Brazilian football forward who went from professional football player to national hero named the greatest by FIFA. The film chronicles Pelé’s life throughout a period known as the golden age of Brazilian football.

Something to tap your foot to:

“Overwhelming” by Bugsy: If you can relate to the name, you should listen to the new single by Bugsy that dropped on Feb. 13. This is Bugsy’s first release of 2021 and perfectly captures the feeling of being burned out and feeling too much at once. It begins with angst as the instrumentals clash together alongside raw, emotional lyrics and ends with a slow descent that reflects the longing to return to a time when life was not as stressful. An extremely visually pleasing music video accompanies the single, featuring the band’s members chewing on rubber amphibians.

“Peace of Mind by drey dk: Soft guitar and upbeat drums combine with moody lyrics to create this dreamy record. It’s for nights when you want to wallow and contemplate why you feel what you feel. In “pity party,” drey dk sings “These feelings I get just mean I care, but it gets to a point that I can’t bare / But I / Won’t deny / Life will not always be fair, but that does not mean I should not care.” This is drey dk’s first EP, and it is a nominee for EP of the year at the 2021 Loring Awards.

Something to try:

Wildflyer Coffee: Looking for a study spot? Recently opened Wildflyer Coffee is a nonprofit coffeehouse dedicated to providing job stability for youth experiencing homelessness now open for dine in. Try its delicious food options, such as Breadsmith sourdough toast topped with mashed avocado, pepitas and arugula, or the Chai Chai Slide, which features the in-house orange spice syrup. Wildflyer Coffee is open for dine in from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m daily.

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