Your Creative Calendar: 78 Things To See, Hear, And Read This May

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Your Creative Calendar: 78 Things To See, Hear, And Read This May

The public appetite for superhero movies is somehow only increasing. Black Panther ruled this past winter. The Avengers: Infinity War is currently owning the spring. Before anyone has a chance to recover, however, Deadpool 2 will be kicking in summer’s door, so that the new Ant-Man can fly in the following month as well. Either these movies are getting better, or we’re all getting nerdier, possibly a little of both. However, just because this genre is astronomically successful–Infinity War just broke the record for all-time biggest weekend–doesn’t mean it’s got a monopoly on box office content. Far from it. Deadpool 2 will be competing with the comparatively low-stakes character study Tully, which reunites the Young Adult trio Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman, and Charlize Theron, along with Book Club, a movie that improbably is about the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey on ladies of a certain age. Variety! So spicy. Anyway, in order to navigate all pop culture offerings this coming month, have a look below at Fast Company’s Creative Calendar for May.




  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, premieres May 1 on Netflix.
  • End Game, out May 4 on Netflix.
  • Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives, out May 8 on Netflix.
  • Kevin Smith: Silent but Deadly, premieres May 11 on Showtime.
  • Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, premieres May 13 on Netflix.
  • Cargo, premieres May 18 on Netflix.
  • Fahrenheit 451, premieres May 19 on HBO.
  • Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here, premieres May 22 on Netflix.
  • Ibiza, premieres May 25 on Netflix.
  • Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, premieres May 25 on Netflix.
  • The Tale, premieres May 26 on HBO.




  • Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay, out May 1.
  • The Seasons of My Mother by Marcia Gay Harden, out May 1.
  • The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, out May 1.
  • Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston, out May 8.
  • That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam, out May 8.
  • Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, out May 8.
  • Tin Man by Sarah Winman, out May 15.
  • Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro, out May 22.
  • I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain by Will Walton, out may 29.

[Photo Illustration: Daisy Korpics; How To Talk To Girls At Parties: courtesy of StudioCanal UK; Fahrenheit 451: Michael Gibson/HBO; The Rain: Per Arnesen/Netflix; Life of the Party: courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Six: Mitch Jenkins; RBG: courtesy of Magnolia Pictures; I’m Dying Up Here: Lacey Terrell/Showtime; SOLO: A Star Wars Story: courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.; All Night: Jake Thomas; The Seagull: Nicole Rivelli, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics; Dear White People: Saeed Adyani/Netflix; Deadpool: courtesy of Marvel Entertainment; Bill Nye Saves The World: Eddy Chen/Netflix; Cargo: Matt Nettheim/Netflix]