The Must List: September 16, 2005
Great Caesar’s ghost! HBO’s epic swords-and-sandals saga tells a story we never learned in history class.
2. GILMORE GIRLS
Rory, Lorelai, and Stars Hollow return to The WB for another season of fast-talking wit and charm. And, Luke? Say yes already! Fall Preview >
3. Short films online
No attention span? No money? No problem! Take in a slew of indie shorts from the recent Tribeca Film Festival at www.amazon.com/screeningroom.
4. LATE REGISTRATION, Kanye West
Stuffing his second album with humor and (a little) humility, the rapper-producer once again backs up his boasts with unbridled talent. Review >
Wives and girlfriends, beware: You have only a few days to say goodbye to your loved ones before they turn into men you don’t even know!
6. THE TENDER BAR: A MEMOIR, by J.R. Moehringer
A Pulitzer-winning journalist fondly recalls a beloved watering hole. It’s like a wonderfully dry refreshment served straight up — with just a splash of sentimentality. Review >
7. Death Cab For Cutie’s ”SOUL MEETS BODY” video
Musical notes (?!) float like lost balloons in an odd and lovely clip from everyone’s favorite indie vets.
8. STARTING OVER
This syndicated daytime reality series of reinvention therapy is The Real World for the Days of Our Lives set.
9. FAMOUS PAIRS
A photo book in which iconic twosomes, like Frankenstein and his monster, are imagined as bottom-heavy fruit.
10. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Watch this classic — in a swell DVD reissue — if only to see why Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch is the father we all wish we had.