The Must List

The Must List

Homer, hip-hop art, and 8 other things we love this week

10 things EW loves: Week of May 28

DVD
1. GILMORE GIRLS
The rapid-fire dialogue, the pop-culture nods, the best mom-daughter relationship ever: It all started here on season 1, now on DVD.

DVD
2. THE 'FOG OF WAR' DVD
Errol Morris' Oscar-winning documentary is a series of chats with ex-defense secretary Robert McNamara. Expect to be totally mesmerized.

DVD
3. JONNY QUEST
Gee whiz! This four-DVD set featuring all 26 episodes of the '60s cartoon, about an adventurous kid and his two butt-kicking dads (okay, one of them was just a ''friend''), sure is swell!

POP CULTURE
4. THE BUMBLEBEEZ 81's ''RIDE THE PONY''
With the 'beez turned into semi-animated bobbleheads, this video's got us buzz-buzz-buzzing!

MUSIC
5. ''FLOAT ON,'' MODEST MOUSE
Melodic pop guitars, bouncy beats, and earnest vocals all come together on the indie trio's latest infectious single. And that makes us very happy.

BOOKS
6. THE BOOK OF HIP-HOP COVER ART, by ANDREW EMERY
Put this on your coffee table, sucka MC! Almost 30 years of provocative, witty, and yes, sometimes even tame rap-album covers in this phat (and fat!) 160-page tome.

STAGE
7. TONYA PINKINS from 'CAROLINE, OR CHANGE'
Her powerful performance as a maid in the 1960s South just earned her another Tony nom.

POP CULTURE
8. 'COLONIAL HOUSE' GAMES on PBS.ORG
Over eight interactive diversions for the 17th-century-obsessed, including a fashion quiz and trivia! Splendid!

BOOKS
9. THE ILIAD
You don't need a classics degree (or a toga) to appreciate the superiority of Homer's ancient war epic over the new bloated big-screen adaptation, ''Troy.'' Even with Brad Pitt's bodacious biceps.

MOVIE
10. SUPER SIZE ME
We've got lotsa love for Morgan Spurlock, who ate nothing but Mickey D's for 30 days and has this awesome doc to show for it.

Originally posted May 28, 2004 Published in issue #767 May 28, 2004 Order article reprints
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