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Shot from the TV show The Good Fight
From Pivot Magazine

Pivot recommends: what to read, listen to and watch this spring 

Including a podcast about trends in tech and a new book on everyone’s favourite drug: coffee

Shot from the TV show The Good FightThe Good Fight centres on Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), a lawyer at a high-profile firm in Chicago (Courtesy of CBS)


If you’ve ever stood in line at Starbucks and wondered just how the magical elixir that is coffee came to dominate the world, you need Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug. Expected this spring, the debut book by Harvard-educated historian Augustine Sedgewick—a former adjunct professor at the University of Toronto—traces coffee’s 500-year evolution from a Muslim ritual to a global daily habit.


Reset, a podcast hosted by Montreal-born science journalist Arielle Duhaime-Ross, has a simple premise: that every story is a tech story. Since its premiere in the fall of 2019, it’s tackled a variety of seemingly disparate subjects: algorithms that grade student essays, facial recognition tech­nology, California wildfires and the perils of posting too many baby pics on social media. Catch new episodes every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. 


This legal thriller, a spinoff of the late, great drama The Good Wife, is the best show no one is watching. Available through CBS’s streaming app, CBS All Access, The Good Fight centres on Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), a lawyer at a high-profile firm in Chicago who, along with her fellow partners, navigates a complex tangle of political and strategic concerns. They face a persistent struggle: how to maintain order when chaos reigns. The fourth season premieres this spring.


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