SHORT THINGS TO DO ON THE LONG DAYS OF SUMMER
So many hours of daylight, so little time between patios! Here’s our hit list of short(ish) activities to fill the gaps on the laziest, haziest days.
21 MINUTES Read “Winter in Yalta,” a story about two middle-aged women behaving badly in NYC, from Antonya Nelson’s new collection, Funny Once. 60 MINUTES Reacquaint yourself with Josh Hartnett (and his eyebrows) in Penny Dreadful, premiering May 11 on Showtime. Because if you’ve ever asked “What would happen if Dracula and Dr. Frankenstein hung out?” this show has the answer.
53 SECONDS Play one round of QuizUp, the viral Trival Pursuit app that’s this year’s Candy Crush.
11 MINUTES Scroll to the bottom of someone’s Instagram profile and do a little “deep liking” (appropriate for flirtation, friendliness or mind games— as you please). 17 MINUTES (plus 10 hours of flying time): Head to glorious Vienna and take in a quick flick at the Vienna Independent Shorts festival (May 23 to 29), where no feature can be more than 30 minutes long. (Bring us back a schnitzel.)
3 MINUTES Feel “fancy,” like Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea’s so-titled new single is commanding you to.