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

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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.

Meru

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]

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Fela Soul

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

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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Art Vandelay Silva

I stumbled upon Meru one night by chance. Didn’t regret it.