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10 things EW loves: Week of Jan. 28, 2005

A gold digger, style diva, and 8 other things we love this week

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10 things EW loves: Week of Jan. 28, 2005

DVD
1. HUNTER
The perps, dealers, and sleazebags get their comeuppance (or violent beatings) on the first season of the so-bad-it’s-good ’80s cop drama, now on DVD.

MUSIC
2. Ciara’s ”1, 2 STEP”
”This beat is outrageous,” the queen of crunk ‘n’ soul announces on this jittery radio hit. We heartily agree.

BOOKS
3. VALLEY OF BONES, by Michael Gruber
Four narrators make your head spin round and round in this difficult-to-ditch mystery that’s filled with nursing nuns and the occasional demon. Review >

TV
4. WENDY on ‘Project Runway’
Our begrudging respect goes out to Wendy, the annoying but talented fashionista wannabe on Bravo’s fab series.

MOVIE
5. MOS DEF in ‘The Woodsman’
Less really is more in this understated performance, which embodies the audience’s disgust at an unspeakable crime. Review >

BOOKS
6. HIDEOUS HOMES FROM THE HORRIBLE ’70s, by James Lileks
Nothing to do but sit and stare at the walls? Then check out this eye-popping, gasp-inducing collection of the disco era’s fugliest decor blunders. It’s shag-a-delic!

MUSIC
7. Gwen Stefani’s ”RICH GIRL”
She’s a yiddishe mame. Wait, she’s a glittery pop star. On this silly single, she’s both. Fiddler was never this funky. More >

DVD
8. UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS
This Ken Burns doc (on DVD) hails boxer Jack Johnson, who blew away opponents, if not racial barriers, with ease. Review >

MOVIE
9. DENNIS QUAID in ‘In Good Company’
The boomer heartthrob is a wonderfully human and humane father figure in this comedy. And props to the 50-year-old star for aging gracefully. Review >

POP CULTURE
10. MARSHALL in ‘Alias’
Bond has Q. Inspector Gadget has Penny. And Sydney has Marshall, the tech geek who brings comic relief to ABC’s spy drama. More >

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