10 things EW loves: Week of June 4
1. COFFEE AND CIGARETTES
Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, and other weary souls connect over java and smokes in Jim Jarmusch's entrancingly verbose gem.
2. TRUTH & BEAUTY, by Ann Patchett
A moving memoir about the once-in-a-lifetime friendship of two gifted writers: Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy.
3. VIOLA DAVIS IN 'INTIMATE APPAREL'
The Tony award winner is dazzling as an early-20th-century seamstress looking for love. But hurry: The Off Broadway show closes June 13.
4. 'SINCE WE LAST SPOKE,' RJD2
Packed with funk-rock beats, this genre-bending effort from the Ohio-based DJ fairly bursts with nervy energy.
5. EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS
This two-disc DVD set neatly explains how the sex-drugs-and-rock & roll generation saved Hollywood.
6. Y: THE LAST MAN
Why ''The Last Man''? Because we love this Vertigo comic, in which Earth's lone male must cope with an all-female world. Writer Brian K. Vaughan uses wit and humor to explore some age-old issues.
7. MURDER ON THE LEVI-ATHAN, by Boris Akunin Diplomat-cum-sleuth
Erast Fandorin sniffs out foul play on a cruise ship bound for India.
8. DANCING KIDS IN MUSIC VIDEOS
The ML can't get enough of the half-size hoofers in Missy Elliott's ''Work It'' and Prince's ''Musicology.'' Bust a move, little ones!
9. CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN
The second season of the Bravo poker series features celebs like Star Jones sitting down with big stacks of chips and playing just as badly as you do...
10. SHREK 2
Think your meet-the-inlaws experience was tough? Imagine yourself as a stinky green ogre who has to schlepp out to a kingdom called Far Far Away!