The Must List

The Must List

Office politics, model behavior, and 8 other things we love this week

TV
1. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
On UPN's reality hoot, drill sergeant Tyra Banks tests catty models on applying makeup and posing with snakes. What's not to like?

DVD
2. THE RIGHT STUFF
Old-fashioned heroism (and old-fashioned buzz cuts) triumphs in this rousing tale of NASA's early years, now on an extras-loaded two-DVD set.

MUSIC
3. ''WURLITZER PRIZE,'' NORAH JONES
Don't know why her gorgeously haunting tune on the Waylon Jennings tribute album Lonesome, On'ry and Mean isn't already a hit.

MOVIE
4. BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
Kicking its way into the top 10, this sweet U.K. indie continues to score, despite the oft-heard refrain ''What's a beckham?''

MOVIE
5. STEVE CARELL AS WEATHERMAN EVAN BAXTER IN BRUCE ALMIGHTY
Marvel as the Daily Show reporter steals a movie right from under Jim Carrey's nose.

BOOKS
6. DRY, BY AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS
In his second memoir — a sort of follow-up to Running With Scissors — the adman-turned-writer casts a gimlet eye on his struggles with alcohol, cocaine, men, and Manhattan.

TV
7. THE OFFICE
Starting June 16, BBC America re-airs the first season of its clever Britcom. Now you can learn why the universal language is...cubicle humor.

MUSIC
8. WELCOME INTERSTATE MANAGERS, FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
Its sunny hooks make this a perfect summer pop album for the smart set.

MUSIC
9. NIGHT ON MY SIDE, GEMMA HAYES
As lovely as the Corrs and as catchy as U2, the talented Irish singer-songwriter almost makes up for Michael Flatley. Almost.

MOVIE
10. WINGED MIGRATION
With stunning camera work, this documentary about feats of avian endurance is stealing hearts — and climbing box office charts.

Originally posted Jun 20, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints