When politician Peter Florrick (Sex and the City’s Chris Noth) is jailed as a result of a corruption and sex scandal, his scorned wife Alicia (ER’s Julianna Margulies, shown) picks up the law career she left to raise children 14 years ago. As she struggles to make it in a prestigious law firm, she rises above the whispers in this “I am woman; hear me roar” drama. (Premieres September 22 at 10 p.m. EDT.)
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Listen to “When the Devil’s Loose,” by A.A. Bondy
The Alabama native drew on his country roots to deliver the relaxed, bluesy beats and mellow guitar sounds on his second album. Download the piano-heavy “On the Moon” and the billowing “I Can See the Pines are Dancing.”
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Read “A Light in the Attic,” by Shel Silverstein
The special edition of the childhood classic first published in 1981 includes 12 never published poems and 10 new drawings. A sneak peek for your rhyming pleasure: “The party clown was away at the lake/ The toy-store man was not awake/ The bakery man was out of cake/ I hope you like this birthday snake.” (Out September 22.)
In 2006, Manhattanite Colin Beaven (shown) decided to go off the grid―and take his wife Michelle and two-year-old daughter with him. For one year, cameras follow the family as they attempt to make the least amount of environmental impact. The eye-opening documentary shows the highs (reducing their trash to a sprinkling of items) and lows (no more coffee since it’s not grown locally, no electricity), proving that even a little change can make a big difference. At select theaters.
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Tune in to “Eastwick” on ABC
In this light-hearted drama based on John Updike’s classic story Eastwick, mysterious and wealthy Darryl Van Horne (Due South’s Paul Gross) arrives in Eastwick just as friends Roxie (Ugly Betty’s Rebecca Romijn, center), Joanna (Lipstick Jungle’s Lindsay Price, right), and Kat (General Hospital’s Jaime Ray Newman, left) discover their bewitching powers. Coincidence? We think not. (Premieres September 23 at 10 p.m. EDT.)
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Don’t let the wrappers from your Netflix mailings go to waste. Thanks to this Website, you can fold your very own swan, heart, or box. Each set of instructions includes photo-driven step-by-steps, so creating a masterpiece is as simple as Netflix itself.
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Watch “Bored to Death” on HBO
Jonathan Ames (Funny People’s Jason Schwartzman, shown) just got dumped by his girlfriend Suzanne (Juno’s Olivia Thirlby). On a whim, the white-wine-loving writer dons a classic trench coat, whips out his favorite detective novel, and enters the private detective business―with no license or experience. The comical―and awkward moments―flow as freely as his vino. (Premieres September 20 at 9:30 p.m. EDT.)
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Read “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters,” by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters
Hot on the heels of the wildly-successful Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes this retelling of the classic Austen work with a twist. Willoughby must save Marianne from an octopus’s grasp while Colonel Brandon must “clothespin his tentacles to his ears in order to eat.” It’s a monsterpiece.