With all the resolution-making and “Auld Lang Syne” singing, it’s hard not to get reflective at the turn of the new year. Ramping up the nostalgia even further are three new releases from some of our favorite bands from the ’90s. So, dig out the flannel and crank up the angst as we rate these records in terms of Gen. X factor.
This month, political and cultural humorist P.J. O’Rourke takes aim at an entire generation
Will Arnett may have become a familiar face on “Arrested Development,” but his pipes have been famous for decades
Actor, singer and dancer Rita Moreno on winning Hollywood
A new book chronicles the decorative oddities of postwar Britain
Los Angeles reaches for cultural preeminence this month with the LA Art Show
All right, Hollywood movie execs, we get it: The ’60s and ’70s were cool. The parties, the hustlers, and would you look at those outfits? This month’s slate of movies based on true stories from the hippie-disco era makes us want to hop in a time machine and set the dial to “Age of Aquarius.” Although we might pack better pants.
Like eggnog, holiday music has a tendency to divide people rather than unite them. For every lover of “Frosty the Snowman” there’s an equally ardent hater. Here, a few selections from this year’s crop, in order of their potential for controversy.
This month’s books
Despite an Oscar nomination and a couple of plum Hollywood roles, Rinko Kikuchi has the right to remain silent
Meet the handsome brothers adding sex appeal to television’s home improvement genre
Depravity gets the la-di-da treatment with a musical version of American Psycho
The career of Britart icon Tracey Emin takes an unexpected turn in Miami
Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut celebrates the first lady of standup comedy
Some select lines from Terry Pratchett’s new book, Dodger’s Guide to London
Sixteen years after Princess Diana’s death, her greatest romance lives on in Diana
Credulity goes into hyperdrive with the arrival of a real-life owner’s manual for a made-up machine
On the J Autumn catwalk 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon, models have even more incentive not to trip
Two pop stars with fake names, overdyed locks and outsize drives for courting controversy face off this month. Who will take home the crown of scorn?
Courting controversy at the Sydney Opera House