The Must List: November 17, 2006
1. 'FLUSHED AWAY'
Of mice and mien? A refined rodent takes an unwanted trip through a toilet and finds himself among the not-so-great unwashed who dwell in the sewers below London. Review >
2. GENIE FRANCIS ON 'GENERAL HOSPITAL'
Twenty-five years after her Laura Webber married Luke Spencer, Francis pays another visit to Port Charles, N.Y., and GH's health-care-obsessed world. Q&A >
3. 'THE CONSTITUTION...,' BY SAM FINK
Lovingly illustrated and inscribed by an 89-year-old calligrapher, our 219-year-old national blueprint takes on a new resonance: It's a civics lesson masquerading as art.
4. 'ROCKABYE BABY,' VARIOUS ARTISTS
Is your little tot too cool for Brahms? Give nap time an angsty alt-rock edge with these lullaby-style covers of Radiohead and Coldplay hits. Review >
Five across: Great movie (eight letters). Tour the world of competitive crossword-solving with The New York Times' puzzle editor in this witty doc, now on DVD. Review >
High five! His up-roariously offensive movie is in theaters. Whether you laugh, cringe, or stare in shock is up to you. Review >
7. 'LUCHA LOCO,' BY MALCOLM VENILLE
Who are those masked men? This book of vivid photos and enigmatic quotes celebrates the flamboyantly costumed heroes and villains of Mexican wrestling.
8. ''ORIGINAL RUN,'' LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Boost your heart rate and hipster cred with this 45-minute electronic composition, created for Nike by the king of Brooklyn's indie-DJ scene.
In this videogame, it's not a menacing alien planet or a demon-strewn dimension you must contend with, but rather the mean halls of a snobby prep school. Review >
10. 'HELP ME HELP YOU'
Paxil, smaxil: Try this ABC series which stars Ted Danson as a self-absorbed therapist treating a handful of mixed nuts to lighten your mood. Preview >