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January 18, 2007 Five for Friday looks into its crystal ball and sees new movies worth watching, a new book worth reading, new music worth listening to, new ways to celebrate pies and — drum roll, maestro, if you please — a new way to write yourself a letter to be delivered in the year 2037.
January 11, 2007 January should be national couch potato month. Check out our guide to the premieres of 24 and American Idol (with a tip o' the mic to Whitney Houston's melisma), our exclusive preview of Little Mosque on the Prairie and reviews of a stomping dance movie and an idiocratic DVD.
January 4, 2007 A freaky view of the future in Children of Men, the co-author of Freakonomics on ... Beauty and the Geek, freakish adventures on a hunt for sunken treasure, the slightly freaky Jack White in a no-frills music video, and the secret to avoid freakouts (it involves 40 winks).
December 28, 2006 As a public service, Five for Friday proudly presents its first annual roundup of weird, wild and altogether wonderful lists.
December 21, 2006 The biggest weekend wonder is the newly released name of the seventh HP book: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' Wonder what it means? We've got a few hints. We've also got recipes for weekend enjoyment: milk punch, a sumptuous made-in-China movie, a book of fun scientific experiments and a guide to real-life nights at the museum.
December 14, 2006 We've got the winners of our holiday craft contest plus some dreamy entertainment options. Our picks: Dreamgirls, TV dream teams, a dreamlike graphic novel and a fever dream of a kids DVD, starring a goat puppet who cavorts with rock stars. Plus: a special holiday bonus — Bob Mondello's scorecard for five new movies.
December 7, 2006 If standing in line at the mall isn't your bag, we've dipped into our bag to offer some weekend diversions, from the very first season of SNL, finally out on DVD, to a Web site that will answer your burning questions.
November 30, 2006 Tubas, a craft contest, romance comics and a pair of Morgan Freeman gems — what better way to usher in December?
November 16, 2006 What a weekend! You can celebrate Mickey Mouse's birthday, relax with a cool DVD starring some of the greatest talents of the 1950s (hosted by none other than Hef) and gaze at a meteor shower. And then, just in case you were wondering, we have the word on the best wine to sip with your Thanksgiving turkey — or your KFC takeout.
November 9, 2006 In Volver, Penelope Cruz follows in the footsteps of Loren and Lolabrigida. James Bond DVD sets are to never say die for. You might die laughing if you tune into MXC, the dubbed Japanese game show. Persian Girls is an evocative memoir. And political junkies: it's time for Fantasy Congress!
November 2, 2006 Do you know why Madeline is forever young? Jane Hamilton's wry and moving novel tells the story. Marvel superheroes want you to dress 'em up to fight evil. And if you've been dreaming of a Guy Fawkes day party, we've got a guide. Face painting (see dude at left) is optional.
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