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A Drug Cartel-fueled Book List for All Narcos Lovers!

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If you haven’t watched Netflix’s Narcos yet, you need to rectify that situation immediately. It follows the story of history’s most infamous drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, whose Colombian cocaine empire made him one of the richest men in the world in the early 1990s. Season 1, which premiered in 2015, followed Escobar’s life from the late ’70s through the ’90s, in addition to the stories of DEA agents who pursued him. Season 2 picks up right where the first part of the story left off – with a daring and ultimately vulnerable prison escape.   While we’re waiting for the return of Wagner Moura’s chilling portrayal of Escobar on September 2, we put together a reading list to give you…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books that Use Food and Drinks as Supporting Characters

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There’s nothing like food and drinks to bring a group of people together, whether it’s a special occasion, a holiday or good ol’ fashion picnic, at the heart of it all is the food we eat and the cocktails we drink. So it makes sense that the incorporation of food and drinks in the thing we love most, books, would be a must. Not only do the characters in these stories rely on food to get them through their day, but the delicious cocktails and fine cuisine take on a life all its own within the pages of these five hot new books and ultimately become the supporting characters in each novel. Sweetbitter: A Novel, Stephanie Danler (Knopf, May 24, 2016) “Gorgeous,…

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These Superhero TV Shows Are Definitely Worth the Binge

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It’s a good time to be a superhero geek: Marvel movies rule the theaters and caped heroes are popping up all over our television sets. And New York Comic Con’s Super Week begins October 5! The fall 2015 TV season is introducing a whole bunch of superhero shows, including Supergirl, Mondays at 8:30 on CBS, and Jessica Jones, coming to Netflix November 20. And who could forget Legends of Tomorrow, a spin-off of Arrow and The Flash, coming in 2016? We can’t wait to watch all these costume-clad heroes fight their way across our screens. But while we’re patiently waiting for our new favorites to air, we’ll just be over here bingeing on our old favorite superheroes. Here are three…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New September Books We’re Devouring

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September is upon us and that means the book-release craze has begun. With so many books hitting the shelves this month, we decided this week’s Heat Index should spotlight a few that held us prisoner from the first page to the last. There are many more to come, but for now get these new reads on your TBR list immediately. If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go, Judy Chicurel (Berkley, September 1) “Although this is ostensibly a collection of ‘linked’ short stories, the book reads like a novel…very nearly miraculous and unexpectedly profound.” —Los Angeles Review of Book Heat Index: A number of novellas come together to form this beautifully laid out novel…

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