Before director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg turned to the film world with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, they perfected a combination of frantic pop-cultural allusions, whiplash editing and surprisingly sweet characterization with Spaced: The Complete Series, a Britcom about disaffected twenty-somethings sharing a London flat.
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The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice is a work of fiction with reference to an actual event, the sinking of a German U-boat off the New England coast during WWII. A good story about family, it piqued my interest to learn more about this part of our history.
In the mood for a rhythmic, romantic soundtrack to your day? Check out Italian Café, one of Putumayo’s most enchanting compilations of classic and contemporary Italian music. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself drifting off to a sidewalk café near a Roman piazza on a warm summer notte.
This reissue of Wee’s lone 1979 LP reveals an overlooked gem of psychedelic soul. You Can Fly on My Aeroplane is a smooth and seductive evocation of both Shuggie Otis and Stevie Wonder’s 70’s-era masterpieces.
A roller coaster ride of thrills and spins, First Drop by Zoë Sharp introduces former soldier turned bodyguard Charlotte “Charlie” Fox. Protecting a teen should be easy, but once the action starts, it doesn’t brake. Trust me, when the ride is over, you’ll want to get right back in line.