Weekend To-Do List: Brought to you by the letter "I"
As you await Sunday’s Six Feet Under series finale (left), here’s our list of things to keep you busy, brought to you by the letter I.
IFC’s new Friday night comedy slate The indie-film cable channel premieres three funny new series tonight: animated Hollywood satire Hopeless Pictures, the resurrected Greg the Bunny, and Sundance reality-spoof Festival. You can see advance clips at the IFC website. I’m just jazzed to see Jonathan Katz as a cartoon shrink again.
Icons of classic rock It’s impossible to imagine any contemporary talk show host drawing rock gods into articulate and insightful conversations, but Dick Cavett did it regularly between 1969 and 1974. Check ’em out on The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons DVD collection, which includes rare footage of David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Sly Stone, and the Rolling Stones, among many others.
”I just lay back and kept waiting for the tawdry end of the incendiary career.” So writes Bret Easton Ellis, making a point of sending up his notoriety, in his twisted autobiographical (or is it?) new novel, Lunar Park. Love him or hate him, you know you want to read it.