April 9, 2015 5:50 AM EDT

TELEVISION

You Know Nothing

For years, Game of Thrones viewers who haven’t read George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels, which inspired the HBO series, have had to carefully avoid having the plot spoiled by friends who read the books. Not anymore. The hit fantasy show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, say the plot of the fifth season, which premieres April 12 at 9 p.m. on HBO, will diverge from Martin’s best-selling novels, beginning with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and spymaster Varys (Conleth Hill) journeying to meet Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons (Emilia Clarke).

MUSIC

Solo Act

After joining other A-list artists like Kanye West and Madonna to help Jay Z launch his new streaming service, Tidal, Jack White is headed to the Coachella Valley Music Festival. The legendary guitarist, who played Coachella in 2003 as half of the White Stripes, will headline the fest on Saturday, April 11.

BOOKS

Legends Revisited

In Voices in the Night, which hits shelves April 14, Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Millhauser imbues classic fables with a hyperrealistic sensibility in this collection of 16 short stories. In Millhauser’s capable hands, figures like Rapunzel, Buddha and Paul Bunyan assume new and dazzling nuances.

MOVIES

Hotshot

After a seven-season run on Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza doesn’t know what the future holds–but she prefers it that way. “I’m really excited about having my entire year open,” Plaza says. If her prolific film roles are any clue–she’s been in five movies since August, and her latest, Ned Rifle, is out now–expect to see a lot more of her. “I really like working,” she says. “There’s no reason for me not to go crazy right now.”

–NOLAN FEENEY

‘SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD KNEES AIN’T PRETTY.’

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This appears in the April 20, 2015 issue of TIME.

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