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Erika Bloom Pilates


As with many leading voices in fitness, Erika Bloom started out as a ballet dancer. She moved to New York from Texas on a dance scholarship when she was 19, but injuries stymied her career. She recovered with the help of physical therapists and doctors, and their work inspired her to enroll in an anatomy course that taught her about the power of Pilates. Bloom’s dance experience and subsequent physical education underpin her fitness philosophy. With 65 employees and six studios, including ones in Manhattan, Los Angeles, East Hampton, and Turks and Caicos, the company has a client list that includes Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, and several N.F.L. players, all of whom have relied on Bloom’s signature offerings of yoga, Pilates, and holistic-health counseling. (erikabloom.com) —Bridget Arsenault

Drink

Walter Water Filter


As plastic waste continues to endanger our earth, bottled water is becoming increasingly verboten, and a need for a water filter that both purifies and enhances flavor is dire. If, as health gurus suggest, you’re getting eight glasses of water a day, you should be using a receptacle that is a bit more attractive than the standard-issue plastic filter jug. Enter the Walter: a hand-made porcelain-ceramic cooler, shaped like an hourglass, with a little spigot at the bottom. The New York–based brand calls it a “thoughtful vessel for purifying your drinking water,” and, regardless of the cooler’s sentience, it looks nice on the counter holding more than a gallon of the good stuff. ($385, walterfilter.com) —Zoe Dubno

A portrait of Charlie Parker, at Carnegie Hall, circa 1947.
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The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection


Sadly, the great jazz alto saxophonist Charlie Parker didn’t come close to celebrating his centennial this year—he died in 1955 at 34—but the rest of us can still enjoy his remarkably innovative work. Among the anniversary offerings is The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection, a beautiful, just-issued repackaging of four LPs recorded between 1944 and 1948, the birth of the bebop era. (The sides were released in the 50s in a series called New Sounds in Modern Music; the new set is available on vinyl but also digitally.) Parker composed most of the 28 tracks, among them “Ko-Ko” and “Now’s the Time,” and his fellow musicians include slackers like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, Max Roach, and Bud Powell. Glorious music. ($90, elusivedisc.com) —George Kalogerakis

Watch

High Fidelity


An early-90s Nick Hornby couldn’t have anticipated the cinematic universe that High Fidelity would go on to spawn. The 1995 novel about a lonely, depressed vintage-record-shop owner named Rob was first adapted for the screen in 2000, starring John Cusack and Jack Black. (Their characters hotly debate the merits of Bob Dylan songs—the movie holds a position in the hipster canon equivalent to that of Star Wars.) Now it has been reimagined as a Hulu series, but there’s a gender flip: Zoë Kravitz is the new Rob. (Her mother, Lisa Bonet, appeared in the film as a seductive singer-songwriter.) Kravitz is charming as a pessimistic, heartbroken weirdo—even though it’s hard to believe that she’s ever been broken up with—but her blend of misanthropy and neediness comes through to sell you on the story. And her prettiness ultimately makes the lovesick whining more palatable. (hulu.com) —Zoe Dubno

Issue No. 35
March 14, 2020
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Issue No. 35
March 14, 2020
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