The Shelf

  • Slavoj Zizek’s The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema. If you love David Lynch and/or Alfred Hitchcock, or just love listening to nutty genius professors talk about film, you really must rent this. Oddly, it was only just theatrically released, but my cool local video store in the ATL had it months ago.

  • The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder: Punk and New Wave

  • Richard Grant, God’s Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre

  • Mark Kriegel, Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

  • Daniel Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

  • Joy Division. Grant Gee’s most recent film, which is just as marvelous as his first.

  • Radiohead: Meeting People is Easy. Grant Gee’s first film.

  • Fujiya & Miyagi, Transparent Things. The Karate Kid’s two teachers, but not really. “Cassettesingle” was the best track of 2007, and “Collarbone” is that tune you like from the Budweiser “Beer Heaven” ad.

  • Au Revoir Simone, The Bird of Music. David Lynch's favorite band. Need I say more?

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    Chris Lewis used to be a sportswriter. He spent the ten years preceding 2008 covering professional golf, mostly for Sports Illustrated. (The fruit of those years is a book called The Scorecard Always Lies.) Before that he cub-reported for publications as varied as Wired, Spin, Art in America, and The Wall Street Journal on subjects as diverse as business, technology and fine art, and spent too many years at one or another kind of university.