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The Must List: October 12, 2007

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The Must List: October 12, 2007

MUSIC
1. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
New Jersey’s favorite native son is back in all his glory, working some serious Magic on his rousing new album with the E Street Band and a just-launched international tour. Review >

TV
2. BACK TO YOU
This just in: An old-school vibe and lots of laughs rule Fox’s refreshing newsroom series, starring sitcom vets Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer. Review >

BOOK
3. Strunk and White’s ‘THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE’
The classic writing guide — adorned with Maira Kalman’s illustrations — comes out in paperback. Grammar never looked so good.

MUSIC
4. ”THAT’S NOT MY NAME,” the Ting Tings
Two U.K. newbies spin an upbeat spaz-pop ditty reminiscent of Toni Basil’s ”Mickey.” We dare you not to clap along. (myspace.com/thetingtings)

POP CULTURE
5. THE CADBURY GORILLA
A Miami Vice song and a drumming ape have nothing to do with chocolate, but trust us: This ad is bananas — in a good way. ()

TV
6. VANESSA WILLIAMS IN ‘Ugly Betty’
She definitely hates what we’re wearing — and would no doubt tell us — but we still worship Wilhelmina, Betty‘s queen of catty. TV Watch >

TV
7. CHUCK
Thanks to NBC’s promising new action comedy — about a hapless nerd (Zachary Levi) who downloads a trove of national secrets to his brain — we’re already rocking a ”Vote for Chuck” T-shirt. Review >

BOOK
8. FEAST OF LOVE, by Charles Baxter
The star-studded movie adaptation is currently in theaters, but Baxter’s novel — a tangled, moving postmodern romance — is truly deserving of your love.

DVD
9. THE WAR
Documentarian Ken Burns’ masterful 15-hour World War II tale gets a heroic DVD tribute, complete with hefty commentaries and a companion book.

READER’S CHOICE
10. KNOCKED UP
A welcome delivery from the stork! The hit comedy offers deleted scenes and more dirty jokes on its unrated DVD. Review >
Submitted by Danny Leroux

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