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!
(See "To Reach Currents," C3. If e-mailing, put "Things We Like" in the subject field.)
"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 (
. com/delillo). More than towers fell.
"I Am America (And So Can You)," by Stephen Colbert (
go.philly.com/colbert). Wouldn't know it wasn't true unless the show existed.
"Daisy Miller," by Henry James, in the brand-new Penguin Classics edition; David Lodge introduction (
. 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 (
"No Country for Old Men" (
. nocountryforoldmen-themovie.com). Coenheads, unite.
"Gossip Girl," Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the CW (
"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
"Clementene," in print (and read!) by Jane Cooper (
clementene). An all-American story.
Christo and Jean-Claude's February 2005 installation "The Gates," in Central Park (
/The_Gates). Of fond memory.
Osvaldo Golijov's "Oceana" (
). Global contempo-classical, with ravishing performances.