Last Call: A documentary that makes your palms sweat, and Fela Kuti + De La Soul

Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.


How often do you watch a movie that makes your palms sweat? I had that reaction to the terrifyingly beautiful shots in Meru, a documentary (on Netflix) about three mountain climbers attempting a first ascent up that 20,000-foot Himalayan mountain. Come for the death-defying climbs, stay for the human-interest portions about love, loss, and what drives humans to take risks. [Kate Bernot]


Fela Soul

Fela Kuti + De La Soul = Fela Soul, my favorite mashup since Jaydiohead.

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Kevin Pang

Kevin Pang was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace on Netflix.

Kate Bernot

Kate Bernot is managing editor at The Takeout and a certified beer judge.