I blazed through HBO's The White Lotus. It's a very dark comedy set in Hawaii. I enjoyed it, but it gets dark fast. I have some complaints, but I don't want to ruin anything. I thought the acting was great.

If you've seen it, this may sound weird - it will make you look into the cost of flights to Hawaii. Oh well, that relates to one of my complaints. The Hawaiian people are thoroughly in the background. I think that may have been by design, thematically, though. I'll leave it at that.

A former Marine captain has a powerful opinion piece about Afghanistan in the New York Times.