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10 things EW loves: Jan. 14, 2005

Dog talkers, catwalkers, and 8 other things we love this week

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10 things EW loves: Jan. 14, 2005

TV
1. ALIAS
With Lost confirming his place as TV’s top talent, let’s return to J.J. Abrams’ original masterwork (no, not Felicity, silly!), now starting season 4 on ABC.

TV

2. PROJECT RUNWAY
Join that playful pixie Heidi Klum as she searches for America’s next top fashion designer on Bravo’s addictive Wednesday-night winner. More >

BOOKS
3. ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION, by Temple Grandin
Using her autism as the key, the famed animal behaviorist unlocks a riveting world of pigeon Picasso fans and hat-phobic horses. Review >

MUSIC
4. AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK, Kings of Leon
Heralding the Creedence Clearwater Revival revival come these hip rural rockers. Review >

MUSIC
5. The video for MODEST MOUSE’s ”Ocean Breathes Salty”
A scarecrow cavorts in a sun-drenched sunflower field in this lush and cheery clip. More >

BOOKS
6. THE FAMILY TREE, by Carole Cadwalladr
Three generations of fractured familial relations, Di’s ill-fated marriage, and the occasional Dallas episode converge in this hugely ambitious, wonderfully wry, and overwhelmingly spirited debut. Review >

DVD
7. HELL’S ANGELS
Before flying to The Aviator, check out the 1930 air extravaganza — Howard Hughes’ own big-budget epic — now on DVD.

MOVIE
8. THE AVIATOR
We’ll ask again: Is this the film — an epic edge-of-your-seat spectacular about a misunderstood maverick — that finally gets Marty an Oscar? Review >

DVD
9. OPEN WATER
If people learned how to count better, this mess would’ve never happened. Alas. But at least we get this spine-tingling, white-knuckle thrill ride of a DVD to remind us that sharks are bad. Review >

MOVIE
10. MILLION DOLLAR BABY
With Hilary Swank in his corner (and Morgan Freeman at his side), Clint Eastwood makes sweet art out of the sweet Review >