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Five things Minnesota Daily A&E writers are loving right now

A new coffee shop, “Gossip Girl” reboot, resumed and “tick, tick… BOOM!” on Netflix should get you through the week.
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Let’s make this week a good one –– the Minnesota Daily A&E reporters’ recommendations can help you out with that.

The Get Down Coffee Co.: The Get Down Coffee Co. has officially opened its doors in the Camden neighborhood of north Minneapolis. Born from a collaboration between Houston White, local designer and entrepreneur, and Dan Anderson, owner of Dogwood Coffee Co., The Get Down offers more than caffeine: it’s a space cultivating both culture and community. Add it to your list and stop by to check out the sleek interior, grab a fresh pastry and sip on something sweet like a Sweet Potato C.R.E.A.M. Latte. – Sophia Zimmerman

“Gossip Girl” is back for the winter season!: Your favorite Upper East Siders are back with all the glitzy antics and debauchery we know and love. The season resumes right in time for Thanksgiving — and for GG connoisseurs, the Thanksgiving episode historically brings all the drama and a myriad of revelations to the table. Secrets are shared and tensions rise and fall like the stocks on Wall Street; it’s pure nepotism baby drama at its finest, and I, for one, am eating it up (alongside my leftover pumpkin cheesecake). – Nina Raemont

“Intimidated” EP by KAYTRANADA: Grammy-winning artist and producer KAYTRANADA recently dropped a new EP, “Intimidated.” The project is short and sweet, but each of its three tracks offers listeners more than enough in terms of impressive production and featured artists. H.E.R., Thundercat and Mach-Hommy appear on the EP, bringing their own stylistic differences to the brief tracklist. If you’re looking for some easy listening to keep you going while doing homework or walking between classes this week, give “Intimidated” a try. – Macy Harder

“tick, tick… BOOM!”: Late fall always means a gluttony of prestige-y Oscar bait in theatres, but living in the Midwest can sometimes spell trouble for those who want to see the buzziest movies as soon as possible. That is one reason to be thankful for Netflix releases like “tick, tick… BOOM!” The Lin-Manuel Miranda-directed Andrew Garfield vehicle is an adaptation of a Broadway musical and is considered an Oscars contender, especially in the lead actor category. Consider it something to pass the time while you wait for the wide release of “Licorice Pizza.” – James Schaak

“2010” by Earl Sweatshirt: Earl dropped his latest single “2010” and he’s back to his “Doris” and “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside” style of rapping again. This refers to Earl’s lyrics and style of rap being coherent as opposed to his rapping style on his recent albums — “Some Rap Songs” and “Feet of Clay” — which has been distorted and abstract. The song is reminiscent of Earl’s earlier music where he’s talking about something specific, but the topic isn’t clear. – Jarrett George-Ballard

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