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This Week In Culture

Your cheat sheet to the next seven days in the arts – highbrow and low (plus everything in between)

Each week, there’s an avalanche of new albums, films, books, theater and art to take in—from monumental new voices in culture to guilty pleasures worth indulging in. We’re here to help narrow down what deserves your attention. Our picks for the week of April 15th are below: 

The Album: Karen O has done soundtrack and video work, Nick Zinner is a respected photographer and Brian Chase plays drums for a variety of projects all over the world. When they get together, though, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose latest album, Mosquito, is out this week, are seemingly always at their best. Out Tuesday, April 16, 2013. 

The Book: Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, the first novel from writer Jessica Soffer, tells the story of two New York women searching for what’s missing in their lives. And also food. Out Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Movie: This week, the Tribeca Film Festival will open with Mistaken For Strangers, a documentary about indie rock heartthrobs The National’s 2010 world tour. And this isn’t just any rockumentary: The film’s directed by Tom Berninger, younger brother of the band’s frontman, which makes for a unique perspective and a touch of sibling rivalry. Opens Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

The Series: Horror master Eli Roth is the next auteur to create a series for Netflix—which recently made a splash thanks to the David Fincher-produced Kevin Spacey vehicle House of Cards. Roth’s sure-to-be-creepy Hemlock Grove, which focuses on a (possibly werewolf-infested) Pennsylvania steel town in the wake of a murder, will have its entire first season available on Netflix at once. We’ll be watching—with the lights on. Available Friday, April 18, 2013.