The Must List: May 18, 2007
1. TV SEASON FINALES
This week, The Office closes for the summer and the docs of Grey’s Anatomy hang up their scrubs. Luckily, we can still look forward to climactic eps of Idol, Heroes, and more.
2. THE REMINDER, Feist
Shimmering folk-pop melodies and sensitive lyrics entwine on this Canadian chanteuse’s third full-length album. Review >
3. BASEBALL HAIKU
nine innings summed up in seventeen syllables: a book of brief verse
4. JOHN OLIVER on ‘The Daily Show’
Watch out, Colbert. Jon Stewart’s got a new sidekick, and he’s seriously hilarious. Night after night, the tousle-haired Brit steals the Show from his fellow fake-news correspondents.
Audiences can pay tribute to the tragically lost talent of late writer-director-actress Adrienne Shelly by seeing her final film, a romantic drama. Review >
6. BECAUSE OF YOU, Ne-Yo
Just in time for spring, the R&B singer-songwriter is back on the charts with his second CD, filled with polished, love-struck tunes. Review >
7. JULIE CHRISTIE in ‘Away From Her’
The screen legend is both lovely and poignant as a woman ravaged by Alzheimer’s in this drama from thesp-turned-director Sarah Polley. Review >
8. THE SPOKEN WORD REVOLUTION REDUX
Pore over the exquisitely expressive language of master poets, slam vets, and rockers in this new volume — and hear it, too, on the companion CD.
9. WKRP IN CINCINNATI: SEASON ONE
The DVD edition of CBS’ classic sitcom immortalizes the antics of FM-radio workers, among them sexy receptionist Jennifer Marlowe (Loni Anderson). Review >
A motley crew, including funnyman Paul Rudd, goes digging for clams and finds some bittersweet life lessons instead during this tale of Long Island in the ’70s, out on DVD. Review >