‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘High Fidelity,’ and yes, Sonic: 122 pop-culture events to heat up February

Here’s everything coming your way to entertain you in February 2020.

‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘High Fidelity,’ and yes, Sonic: 122 pop-culture events to heat up February

February’s one-two punch of the Super Bowl and the Oscars is making February feel a little top-heavy.


Super Bowl Sunday brings its standard avalanche of star-studded ads and the *chef’s-kiss* perfect pairing of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for the halftime show. Even though the Academy pissed a lot of people off this year (as is pretty much their custom), there’s still enough buzz around films such as Joker and Parasite showing out that the Oscars ceremony will definitely warrant an audience.

But two Sundays at the top of February is just the tip of the entertainment iceberg.

There’s the return of favorites such as Desus & Mero and Brooklyn Nine-Nine; hyped-up premieres including Hulu’s rendition of the 2000 classic High Fidelity and what looks to be a reimagining done right with Wendy; and sequels and spinoffs that (shockingly) don’t feel played out, such as Birds of Prey and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. On the music front, Huey Lewis & the News are dropping their 10th album—the first in a decade—and Grimes is giving birth to something very Grimes-like.

As if you needed anything else to look forward to in February, we got three words for you: Sonic. The. Hedgehog.

Check out everything coming your way in February below:







  • The Girl with the Louding Voice, by Abi Daré, February 4
  • Brother & Sister, by Diane Keaton, February 4
  • Verge, by Lidia Yuknavitch, February 4
  • The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, by Michael Zapata, February 4
  • If Men, Then, by Eliza Griswold, February 11
  • In the Land of Men, by Adrienne Miller, February 11
  • Weather, by Jenny Offill, February 11
  • Shuggie Bain, by Douglas Stuart, February 11
  • Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial, by Jessica Ingram, February 17
  • Two American Projects, by Dawoud Bey, February 18
  • Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber, by Susan Fowler, February 18
  • Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams, by Rebecca A. Senf, February 18
  • Real Life, by Brandon Taylor, February 18
  • Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange, by Tess Taylor, February 18
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Woman That a Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall, February 25
  • The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, by Erik Larson, February 25
  • Apeirogon, by Colum McCann, February 25
  • Minor Feelings, by Cathy Park Hong, February 25
  • Apartment, by Teddy Wayne, February 25

[Photo Illustration: Samir Abady; Better Call Saul: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television; Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn): Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Entertainment; Emma: Box Hill Films/Focus Features; For Life: Giovanni Rufino/ABC; High Maintenance: David Russell/HBO; Homeland: Sifeddine Elamine/Showtime; Kidding: Nicole Wilder/Showtime; Outlander: courtesy of Starz; The Call of the Wild: courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox; The Good Lord Bird: Albert Hughes/Showtime; To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You: Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Tommy: Cliff Lipson/CBS]