‘Westworld,’ ‘Mulan,’ and Alicia Keys: 124 pop-culture musts for March 2020

Get ready for ‘A Quiet Place Part II’; the unofficial ‘Big Lebowski’ sequel, ‘The Jesus Rolls’; the return of Mandy Moore; and more in this month’s creative calendar.

‘Westworld,’ ‘Mulan,’ and Alicia Keys: 124 pop-culture musts for March 2020

Super Tuesday is all well and good, but what about Super Friday?


As many people are going to have a hard time making their minds up about whom to vote for in the 14 states holding primary votes on March 3, there are many other equally pressing decisions to make on March 20. Do I go see A Quiet Place Part II in the theater or see the low-key friendship comedy The Climb instead? Watch the Pete Davidson coming-of-age dramedy Big Time Adolescence on Hulu, or Self Made: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, with Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish, on Netflix? Stream Alicia Keys or Gordon Lightfoot? So many tough choices! Fast Company can’t help you choose whom to vote for on March 3, but here are some suggestions on what to spend your time watching, listening to, and reading throughout this polarizing March.






  • Jazz Images by Francis Wolff, March 1
  • Women’s Work: Stories From Pioneering Women Shaping Our Workforce by Chris Crisman, March 3
  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride, March 3
  • How I Make Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz, March 3
  • Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph by Odette England, March 3
  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, March 3
  • The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel, March 5
  • Dinner in French by Melissa Clark, March 10
  • Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca Solnit, March 10
  • Beastie Boys by Spike Jonze, March 17
  • Magnum Ireland by Magnum Photographers, March 17
  • The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin, March 24
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel, March 24
  • Futuro Retro by Maria Svarbova, March 31
  • Martin Schoeller: 1995–2019 by Martin Schoeller, March 31

[Photo Illustration: Samir Abady; The Truth: courtesy of IFC Films; Bloodshot: Graham Bartholomew/Sony Pictures; Dispatches From Elsewhere: Jessica Kourkounis/AMC; First Cow: courtesy of A24; Little Fires Everywhere: Erin Simkin/Hulu; Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker: Amanda Matlovich/Netflix; Spenser Confidential: Daniel McFadden/Netflix; Stargirl: courtesy of Disney+; Swallow: courtesy of IFC Films; The Banker: courtesy of Apple TV+; The Burnt Orange Heresy: courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics; The Plot Against America: Michele K. Short/HBO; The Way Back: Richard Foreman/Warner Bros. Entertainment]