What better way to keep my fall hot than with these end of summer music releases, from Raphael Saadiq and Jidenna—bonus, my fave new artist Lizzo is on tour. I’m extremely engrossed with The New York Times podcast series 1619, the audio component to their deep examination of slavery’s legacy in America (stop anything you’re doing and listen to it now). There’s plenty of new offerings on stages to fall love in with, up first The Met’s Porgy and Bess, and a juicy book waiting to be read. Below are six things I’m giddy about this month.

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