The Must List

From the April 7th, 2006 Issue

A new 'Life,' an old poem, and 8 other things we love this week

The Must List: April 7, 2006

TV
1. 'THIEF'
We hail the return of acting powerhouse Andre Braugher, in peak form as a loving stepdad and remorseless criminal in a jolting new series on FX.

BOOKS
2. 'HOWL: FIFTY YEARS LATER'
In a collection of essays, Rick Moody and other literary lights pay tribute to Allen Ginsberg's incendiary Beat manifesto.

MOVIE
3. 'THE DEVIL'S MINER'
A heartbreaking and unforgettable documentary that captures the unimaginably hard lives of two young brothers who labor in a Bolivian silver mine. Review >

INTERNET
4. 'THE BC'
This is how it's done in Beantown — courtesy of Boston College students' dead-on webspoof of The O.C. (Watch it here.)

TV

5. MARCH MADNESS
(And we don't mean Crash winning Best Picture.) Live streams on cbs.sportsline.com gave the ML a reason to come to work. (We kid, we kid!)

BOOKS
6. 'RIP IT UP AND START AGAIN,' BY SIMON REYNOLDS
Devo, Joy Division, and other oft-neglected postpunk trailblazers get a fresh look in this passionate, insightful history of early-'80s rock on the cusp of MTV.

MUSIC
7. 'MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS'
Newly remastered, David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 world-music mix mesmerizes as a spooky tour de force.

TV
8. TV-ON-DEMAND KARAOKE
Even if your pipes evoke William Hung, test your vocal chops (and the patience of loved ones/neighbors) with your take on ''My Way.''

DVD
9. 'THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY'
Bob Hoskins broke out as a beleaguered cockney Mob boss in this taut crime drama, now on DVD.

MOVIE
10. 'INSIDE MAN'
Spike Lee's got game again (and a sterling cast of seasoned vets, including Denzel Washington) in this knotty, nuanced NYC hostage thriller. Review >

Originally posted Mar 31, 2006 Published in issue #871 Apr 07, 2006 Order article reprints