1. THE ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES
”Throw me the idol, I’ll throw you one of the most awesome
2. KELLY RIPA IN ‘HOPE & FAITH’
Who wants to be a sitcom star? Reege’s cohost may have the chops for it, judging by her effervescent first outings on ABC’s new show.
3. FANNY: A FICTION, BY EDMUND WHITE
Why don’t parents name their kids Fanny anymore? This luxe mock-memoir is the story of the real-life Ms. F. Wright, a 19th-century feminist trailblazer.
4. RUNAWAY JURY
Finally, John Cusack and Rachel Weisz share the screen! Wait. Strike that. Finally, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman share the screen! Yeah!
5. CAMP JIM
Give us an M! Give us a T! Give us a V! Watching an excruciatingly effete Jim McMullan whip the pep-and rhythm-impaired into cheerleader material is good, goofy television.
6. VERNON GOD LITTLE, BY DBC PIERRE
Will Vernon, which just won the Booker Prize, follow in the steps of last year’s winner, Life of Pi, and become a big hit? Darker stuff — it’s about a school shooting — and it’s scalding.
7. VERONICA GUERIN
Playing a fearless journalist, Cate Blanchett kicks ass — and her brutal beating makes for one of the year’s most harrowing scenes.
8. KISH KASH, BASEMENT JAXX
Where’s their head at? Simon and Felix ply their slippery grooves and Prince-fueled beats on this swell new album.
9. THE O.C.
Back from hiatus, Fox’s prime-time soap moves to Wednesday nights. So, too, will millions of fans desperate to find out what happened after that Tijuana cliff-hanger: Is Marissa okay, or what!?
10. DYLAN REISSUES
These 15 remastered discs are akin to newly discovered treasure. Listen to just one, and you’ll be bringing them all back home.