GARTER BELTS, VEILS AND BLOOD
The hilarious "elder millennial" comedian Iliza Shlesinger is back with Unveiled on Netflix, and the special is all about the wacky world of wedding traditions. You'll laugh as she rips into the ultra bizarre — like who the hell came up with the weird garter belt thing where the husband removes the belt from your thigh with his teeth in front of your whole family? — while respecting that for weddings, it should be "to each their own." As usual, she blends edgy feminist humor with physically hilarious acting and sound effects to get her points across. Throw this on next time you need a laugh. (SAMANTHA WOHLFEIL)
THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST
Some noteworthy new music hits online and in stores Jan. 24. To wit:
Wolf Parade, Thin Mind. Their second album since reforming for 2017's Cry Cry Cry, and first since multi-instrumentalist Dante DeCaro left the band.
Pet Shop Boys, Hotspot. Never would have thought these synth-poppers would still be kicking in 2020, but here they are.
Dirty Shirley, Dirty Shirley. Been wondering what Spokane native/metal guitar marvel George Lynch has been up to? Creating this very '80s-rock-sounding trio, apparently. (DAN NAILEN)
THE END IS NEAR: SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE
If you want to be the face of Evian water, all you really need is a thirst for success. That's what Fyre Festival organizer Andy King had when he was ready to blow a guy in exchange for a shipment of Evian water. A year ago, in the Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, King revealed his willingness to do so in order to save the festival. Now, Evian is releasing a special bottle with the slogan, "So good, you'd do anything for it." (WILSON CRISCIONE)
I don't know what dark corner of the internet led me to rangerstranger.com, nevertheless I recently found myself a student of Ranger Garland Woodburn, absorbing his bizarre and unholy wisdom. Imagine the unhinged humor of Ren & Stimpy mixed with the violence of Metalocalypse all in the scenic Hackaneck National Park, and you get Ranger Stranger, a regularly updated webcomic. You will learn to love nature. Or else. (Also found on Instagram at @rangerstrangercomic.) (QUINN WELSCH)
BIG PROPS FOR A LITTLE SPACE
USA Today gave Spokane's Marmot Art Space some love in a recent article about finding cool art in unexpected places. Among a list of 10 "do-it-yourself type spaces, curator Jason Andrew said the diminutive Kendall Yards spot "has a polished vibe," and is "a little more sophisticated" than some of the more rustic spots on the list. (DAN NAILEN)