”RAISE YOUR GLASS,” Pink
Though her greatest-hits collection isn’t due until Nov. 16, the rocker offers us an excellent first round with her raucous new single. The album may be looking back at past triumphs, but this song has got us looking forward to her future ones.
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON on Broadway
After a thrilling run at New York’s Public Theater earlier this year, the indie-rock musical about our seventh president loses none of its overwhelming energy on Broadway, thanks to star Benjamin Walker’s expert portrayal of a dark, debonair Jackson. It’s a weird, wild masterpiece.
They’ve discovered the cure for the sophomore slump! The comedy about a motley group of community-college students is back with a second season full of clever pop culture nods — like the Heather Pop-and-Locklear dance team — and even more lovable snark. (NBC, Thursdays, 8 p.m.)
Portia de Rossi’s memoir UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS
A vivid writer, the actress gets nakedly honest in her book about battling eating disorders, meeting Ellen DeGeneres, and becoming an activist for LGBT and women’s rights. (Out Nov. 2)
THE BOOMBOX PROJECT, by Lyle Owerko
Who needs an iPod Nano when you have a 25-pound stereo? This fond paean to old-school blasters features oral histories from hip-hop icons like Fab 5 Freddy and LL Cool J and a foreword by Spike Lee.
WINTER’S BONE on DVD
This chilling R-rated indie drama about a young woman (Jennifer Lawrence, pictured) in the Ozarks on the hunt for her bail-jumping father is one of the best-reviewed movies of the year. And chances are you haven’t seen it yet. So we suggest you get your hands on a copy — which includes a director’s commentary, deleted scenes, and a making-of doc — and see what all the fuss is about.