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Nov 01, 2008 Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Sleevefacing is where a person covers a part of his or her body with a record album cover, creating a larger picture beyond what the album art portrays. More

Lie to Me

Fox

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Fox’s success with Bones has propelled them to another turning of a real-life scientist into a television scientist with Lie to Me. Tim Roth (The Incredible Hulk) stars in this drama about reading clues in facial, body, and vocal expressions to determine what is beneath the surface. More

Chuck Klosterman

Downtown Owl

Published by Scribner

Nov 01, 2008 Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

After four books of nonfiction (including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs), Chuck Klosterman’s fiction debut can’t match the wit and cultural insight of his previous efforts. More

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Dictators are often depicted in far-reaching reductions that border on caricature. HBO and BBC’s ambitious four-part dramatization of Saddam Hussein’s life skirts artificial characterizations. More

Nov 01, 2008 Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Vertigo was founded in 1993 by Karen Berger. Taking a cue from the gritty superhero storylines of the ’80s, the new DC imprint prided itself in fashioning tales for mature readers. More

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

If you’ve ever wanted to relive those delicious evenings in your bedroom, adding safety pins to your wardrobe, rimming your eyes with kohl, and singing along to “How Soon Is Now,” you might be tempted to download Goth Cruise from IFC. More

Noel Hudson

The Band Name Book

Published by The Boston Mills Press

Nov 01, 2008 Books Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Noel Hudson’s The Band Name Book is a playful encyclopedia of the etymology of thousands of band names from all over the world, from the popular to the obscure. More

Britz

BBC America

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

A two-part miniseries told from the perspective of a brother, Sohail (Riz Ahmed), and a sister, Nasima (Manjinder Virk), Britz is a fictional tale of reality. As second generation British Muslims of Pakistani descent, the siblings have vastly dissimilar perspectives on what it means to be Muslim and adopted British. More

Nov 01, 2008 Music Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Formed a decade ago as a side-project for Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and his childhood friend Jesse Hughes, Eagles of Death Metal, like The Raconteurs, have quickly become a riotously popular and profitable live act whose success threatens to overshadow the band-members’ more established groups. More