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If you like true crimes, detective stories and mysteries, what a time to live!

Between “The Tinder Swindler” (more on that later), “Inventing Anna” and so on, it’s easy to believe we’re in a new era of crime stories.

Yet, as the saying goes, what’s old is new again – that’s what drives this week’s newsletter.

Three things to watch out for

‘Law and order’


“Law & Order” originally ended with season 20 in 2010, and now a dozen years later, it comes back.

Season 21 premiered Thursday on NBC and will next would be available the day after it airs on Peacock and Hulu streaming services.

Anthony Anderson will reprise his role as Detective Kevin Bernard, as will Sam Waterston as District Attorney Jack McCoy.

Kudos to series creator Dick Wolf for bringing it back.

Full disclosure: I have defended on Twitter for the return of my favorite show in the franchise, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and one of the stars of that show, Vincent D’Onofrio, tweeted me that it is if that happens.

“Vikings: Valhalla”

Fans of the History Channel’s “Vikings” are in for a treat.

Set 100 years after the events depicted in this series, “Vikings: Valhalla” dramatizes the battle between the vikings and the english.

It looks damn good.

The new show started Friday on Netflix.

53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards

Anthony Anderson is everywhere this week.

The “Black-ish” star is hosting the NAACP Image Awards this weekend. Prior to the event, the winners of some non-television categories have already been announced. Will Smith won Outstanding Literary Work — Biography/Autobiography for “Will” — and Jemele Hill for her “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered” podcast, which won both the arts and entertainment and the society and culture podcast categories. (Hill has an upcoming show on CNN+.)

The NAACP Image Awards will air live on BET Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

Two things to listen to

Scream, scream, let it all out: Tears for Fears has a new album.

“The Tipping Point” has been in development for seven years and follows the band’s 2004 release, “Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.”

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith form the band and told GQ magazine their former management wanted to modernize their sound.

“What they’re saying is ‘We don’t really trust you guys, you’ve made some great records, but come on, you’re not very contemporary. So we’re going to put you with people who know how. make a modern hit,” Orzabal said. “So we did, and it was interesting, but that’s not how we work in our prime.”

A new manager, new label and new songs resulted in “The Tipping Point,” which debuted on Friday.

This one isn’t as easily accessible, but I’m including it for the Kanye West Fans.

For those who still love his music, West has released his latest album, “Donda 2.”

And by “dropped out” I mean if you want to listen to it, you have to pay it $200.

Here’s the deal: West advertised on her verified Instagram account that his latest would only be available on his portable platform, the Stem Player. Which costs $200 to purchase.

“Today, artists only get 12% of the money the industry makes,” read the caption to West’s ad. “It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own.”

So if you want to support West and his musical mission or just be able to say you shelled out a few hundred dollars to listen to the new album, go for it.

Something to talk about

It’s so easy to judge other people’s relationships, isn’t it?

I had discussions with different friends about Netflix’s hit documentary “The Tinder Swindler,” and the overwhelming consensus was that women were stupid to be picked up by a convicted scammer who claimed to be the heir of a man. a fortune from the diamond industry.

But speaking like someone who’s ever bought a broke ex-boyfriend a car, I get it.

Forgetting the fact that Simon Leviev, the subject of the doc, flew women around in a private jet and vacationed in some of the most luxurious places in the world, the desire to believe in those closest to us is so strong that many of us have fallen for a lie or two (or three).

I feel bad for the women who accuse Leviev of scamming them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars (he denies it and says he was just on Tinder to meet women), because it’s a high price to pay for love.

something to sip

There is no quick fix to racial disparity.

Welcome to my understatement of a lifetime. I wrote about country music race glitch a year ago following the Morgan Wallen controversy after he was filmed using a racial slur.

I revisited where the genre is now, a year laterand suffice it to say that not much has changed.

Wallen’s career, which initially seemed in danger of being “cancelled”, actually took off. Mickey Guyton, country music’s most visible black star, has both sung at the Super Bowl and made history as the first black woman to host the Academy of Country Music Awards.

But the lack of gender diversity is still not being addressed on a large scale, industry experts tell me. And despite all the praise Guyton won for her Super Bowl performance, she was also bombarded with racist comments on social media.

Music has the ability to bring people together. It’s a common ground that can move people, even in these changing times.

Wallen opened up about his mistake and his desire to be a better person, saying in an interview published this week that he wants to be someone his young son “can be proud of”.

Could country music reflect its artists and fans of color so much and how they could be better supported in the genre.


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