The Must List

From the March 4th, 2005 Issue

Cute dogs, cool docs, and 8 other things we love this week

The Must List: Mar 4 2005

MOVIE
1. BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE
Kids and animals — these are the keys to the ML's blubbery heart. And Wayne Wang's family-friendly shaggy-dog story has both. Review >

POP CULTURE
2. CHRIS ROCK
Sure, his remarks in a certain weekly mag raised a fuss — but we're glad he kept his spark at the Oscar show. Interview > Followup story >

BOOKS
3. DISNEYWAR, BY JAMES B. STEWART
A battlefront account of boardroom warfare inside the Magic Kingdom. Who's the loser of this fight, laid bare for all to see? M-I-C-K-E-Y.... Review >

TV
4. MAKING THE BAND 3
Sean Combs isn't Simon Cowell or Donald Trump, but who cares? He's the Diddy! Season 3 of MTV's star search is under way.

MUSIC
5. THE BEASTIE BOYS' ''AN OPEN LETTER TO NYC'' VIDEO
The clever clip gives big ups to Gotham's five boroughs. (Yes, Staten Island, too.)

BOOKS
6. IS YOUR STRAIGHT MAN GAY ENOUGH?, BY NAN SHIPLEY AND JASON ANTHONY
Find out why some women are looking for men who like Trading Spaces, Kermit the Frog, and Prince Charles.

MUSIC
7. NASHVILLE, JOSH ROUSE
The winsomely wistful Cornhusker honors Music City with this beguiling CD, mixing chamber pop and country twang. Review >

DVD

8. THE DOCURAMA AWARDS COLLECTION
Get real! This lavish DVD set collects a dozen Oscar-worthy docs, including 1978's Scared Straight! and 2001's Murder on a Sunday Morning.

POP CULTURE
9. OSCAR COOKIES
Take a bite out of the Deppster! Oscar-nominated stars get baked in Eleni's bakery.

MOVIE
10. BRIDE & PREJUDICE
Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha gives an Austen classic an eye-popping makeover, Bollywood-style. Review >

Originally posted Feb 28, 2005 Published in issue #809 Mar 04, 2005 Order article reprints
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