President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chose their favorite films, music, and books for the past year.
President Barack Obama gave a nod to Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” for his favorite song of the year. Lamar’s song is a poignant comment on the problems of poverty and callousness rampant in the society. The song tells a really good story from the viewpoint of a beggar and a man being touched for money.
The emotions inherent to the transaction are explored in depth and Lamar makes a very important comment on a sensitive issue. Kudos to Lamar for penning something so deeply thoughtful. President Obama picked a real gem of a song.
The President’s favorite book for the year is “Fates and Furies,” a novel about a marriage by Lauren Groff. The book is a luscious simile-heavy prose about the loves and lives of two people in love. It dwells over emotions and what it means to fall in love. It should be a must read for anybody who wants to explore relationships and people’s minds.
The President also chose the movie, “The Martian,” for his favorite movie. The movie stars Matt Damon and is already a big hit in the United States and overseas. The movie tells the story of one astronaut trying to meet the challenges of living on Mars until a ship arrives to rescue him and take him to Earth again.
Yahoo news reports that the First Lady, Michelle Obama picked her own favorites too. She picked Bruno Mars’ toe-tapping “Uptown funk” for her favorite song and named “Light of the World” by Elizabeth Alexander for her favorite book. Incidentally, Alexander is a family friend to Obamas. Her favorite movie was “Inside Out.” The film is also a big hit in the United States.
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