December 30, 2013

Watch, Read, & Listen: Wolf of Wall Street, Small Circles, New Politics

December 30, 2013
Watch: Wolf of Wall Street

In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scheme that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Screenplay by Terence Winter. Based on a novel by Jordan Belfort. Rating: 8.8/10.

Read: Small Circles by Megan Duke

Small Circles is the story of four friends over four years of their young adult lives in Tennessee. Starting in their sophomore year at a boarding school and continuing through their freshman year at different universities, the friends face the same trials most teenagers face today, as well as a few other things. This inspiring story touches base with the struggles of defining oneself in spite of homosexuality, drug addiction, suicide, and heartbreak. Most of all it sends one message: it’s okay to be happy.

Listen: Harlem by New Politics

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