1. THE L WORD
Let us lavish laurels on these lovely, liberated L.A. ladies whose libidos long for luscious lasses likewise living in the lap of latte-laden luxury.
2. PEYTON PLACE
Melrose ain’t got nothing on this 1957 drama (now on DVD) starring Lana Turner, Diane Varsi, and Hope Lange, and David Nelson).
3. ”SHAKE YOUR BLOOD,” Probot
On this cut from his new CD, Dave Grohl teams up with Motorhead’s Lemmy to produce a loud, sleazy, ’70s-style metal romp. And, oh, how it rocks us!
4. THE WONDER OF STEVIE
Compiled by DJs Spinna and Bobbito, this collection of obscure Wonderous covers brings new funk to His Stevieness.
5. THE ULTIMATE DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
Oh, to return to the decade of big hair, bad mustaches, and two white boys from Philly who soul-ed us on ”I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” ”Maneater,” ”Sara Smile,” and other deliciously cheesy tracks.
6. BIRTHDAY CAKES, by Kathryn Kleinman
If this book were a cake, it would be too pretty to eat. Since it’s not a cake at all, but a beautiful tome about yummy, photogenic treats to savor each year on your special day, dig right in!
7. SCHINDLER’S LIST
On DVD for the first time, Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust drama is just as powerful as it was in 1993, the year it won Best Picture.
8. ”DON’T GIVE UP ON US BABY,” OWEN WILSON IN ‘STARSKY & HUTCH’
New Hutch sings old Hutch’s (David Soul) 1977 hit. Meta!
9. THE SHIELD
Flush the stash! Dump the guns! Yes, Vic Mackey (Mi-chael Chiklis), L.A.’s most morally ambiguous crime fighter, is back on FX, and he’s bringing his badass self straight to you, sucka!
10. SCHOOL OF ROCK
He fights the Man, he rocks in shorts, and in one swell DVD extra, Jack Black begs for Led Zeppelin’s permission to use ”Immigrant Song.”