The Must List

The Must List

Rogers terror, Cupid's error, and 8 other things we love this week

DVD
1. 'CHICAGO' ON DVD
What's that? You don't remember this little duet? Well, director Rob Marshall cut this ''Class.'' Now it really razzle-dazzles as a DVD extra.

TV
2. ROBERT A. ON 'CUPID'
God bless America for keeping this awkward, creepy Schwarzenegger clone on CBS' dating show for so long. Lisa doesn't seem to dig him, but we sure do.

DVD
3. 'RETURN OF THE KING' PREVIEW ON THE 'TWO TOWERS' DVD
''The battle for Middle-earth is about to begin.'' Bring it, Gandalf! Here's 13 minutes of oh-we-can't-wait.

STAGE
4. BIG RIVER
Sign language and choreography share the stage in Broadway's revival of the Huck Finn musical featuring casts of both deaf and hearing actors.

MUSIC
5. ''HEY YA!'' OUTKAST
Not sure how to ''shake it like a Polaroid picture,'' but Dre's new single — a narcotic mix of falsetto, dancehall, and '60s pop — makes us want to learn how.

BOOKS
6. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? by Zoe Heller
Resembling a top-flight Philip Roth novel narrated by Linda Tripp, Heller's fictional ''Notes on a Scandal'' concerns a teacher's grim affair with her teen student.

MOVIE
7. AMERICAN SPLENDOR
You're right, grouchy comics pioneer Harvey Pekar: Ordinary life is pretty complex. So too is your extraordinary biopic.

MUSIC
8. ''THE BOYS OF SUMMER,'' DON HENLEY
It took 19 years and the recent botched redo by the Ataris to remind us just how golden this oldie really is.

TV
9. BLAIR UNDERWOOD ON 'SEX AND THE CITY'
Hey, it's not only Caucasians who date in New York City. Five years in, Sex has stopped whitewashing the singles scene. And Blair is hot. Hot.

INTERNET
10. MENWHOLOOKLIKEKENNY ROGERS.COM
After trolling through tons of evidence, we happily concede: Lots of old guys do look like Der Gambler.

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints
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