What's good out there? What have you read, heard or seen in the last month that really moved or informed you? Books, stories, movies, articles, TV, music? Send us your suggestions!

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"The Most Mysterious Right," by Cass R. Sunstein, in the Nov. 12 New Republic (http:

//go.philly.com/sunstein). How the Second Amendment got this way.

Short story: "Still-Life," by Dom DeLillo, in the April 9 New Yorker (

» READ MORE: http://go.philly

. com/delillo). More than towers fell.

Book, nonfiction:

"I Am America (And So Can You)," by Stephen Colbert (

» READ MORE: http://

go.philly.com/colbert). Wouldn't know it wasn't true unless the show existed.

Book, fiction:

"Daisy Miller," by Henry James, in the brand-new Penguin Classics edition; David Lodge introduction (

» READ MORE: http://go.philly

. com/daisymiller). Character counts.

Web site/Video game:

"Faces of Battle," a disturbing yet triumphant BBC photo essay of plastic surgery in World War I, for Armistice Day (

» READ MORE: http://go

. philly.com/facesofbattle).


"No Country for Old Men" (

» READ MORE: http://www

. nocountryforoldmen-themovie.com). Coenheads, unite.


"Gossip Girl," Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the CW (

» READ MORE: http://www.cwtv

. com/shows/gossip-girl).


"The Writer's Almanac," radio spot/podcast by Garrison Keillor, hearable at 11:25 p.m. on WNJT-FM (88.1), WNJZ-FM (90.3) and affiliates, and readable at

» READ MORE: http://



"Clementene," in print (and read!) by Jane Cooper (

» READ MORE: http://go.philly.com/

clementene). An all-American story.


Christo and Jean-Claude's February 2005 installation "The Gates," in Central Park (

» READ MORE: http://sorabji.com/_

/The_Gates). Of fond memory.


Osvaldo Golijov's "Oceana" (

» READ MORE: http://go.philly.com/golijov

). Global contempo-classical, with ravishing performances.


"Success is not assured, but America is resolute: this is the best chance for peace we are likely to see for some years to come - and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance." - Condoleezza Rice