The Must List

From the September 16th, 2005 Issue

Short films, long passes, and 8 other things we love this week

The Must List: September 16, 2005

TV
1. ROME
Great Caesar's ghost! HBO's epic swords-and-sandals saga tells a story we never learned in history class.

Review >

TV
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 >

INTERNET
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.

MUSIC
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 >

POP CULTURE
5. Football
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!

BOOKS
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 >

MUSIC
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.

CD Review >

TV
8. STARTING OVER
This syndicated daytime reality series of reinvention therapy is The Real World for the Days of Our Lives set.

BOOKS
9. FAMOUS PAIRS
A photo book in which iconic twosomes, like Frankenstein and his monster, are imagined as bottom-heavy fruit.

DVD
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.

Originally posted Sep 09, 2005 Published in issue #840 Sep 16, 2005 Order article reprints