Monday Mix and Editors’ Picks

Monday Mix

If you’re traveling home for the holidays this week, you’re going to need some tunes to get you through the journey. Whether you’re navigating security lines at the airport, waiting to board your train or sitting on your flight, turn up our travel playlist for a smooth, stress-free trip.

Editors’ Picks

Film | Emily Holland, Culture Editor

This week’s pick: “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies”

Because I grew up watching “Lord of the Rings,” and this looks almost as good.

Music | Morgan Baskin, Assistant Culture Editor

This week’s pick: “Animal” by XOV

Lorde tapped the indie songwriter to record a track for “The Hunger Games” soundtrack after hearing his demo through Twitter.

Lit | Tatiana Cirisano, Contributing Culture Editor

This week’s pick: “The World of PostSecret” by Frank Warren

OK, so this isn’t exactly what you would call “literature.” But it is a book. And who wants heavy reading over the holidays anyway?

Warren, who has spent over a decade reading other people’s secrets for his anonymous postcard service, PostSecret, released his sixth book of mailed secrets Nov. 4.

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