So Marvel did a big re-branding after the awful Avengers vs X-Men series, introducing a new "era" of comics called Marvel NOW! You know, like, RIGHT NOW! Brian Michael Bendis, who single-handedly saved the Avengers franchise during his 200-issue-long tenure, and made this "I only read indie comics that have sad, lonely men pining after manic pixie dream girls Belle and Sebastian hurrr" reader go ape-shit over volume after volume of Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Luke Cage trading quips... is now taking on another cornerstone of Marvel Comics, the X-Men. It's only two issues deep right now, but it's great. I'm a little worried the storyline could get a bit predictable when time-travel is involved, but Bendis is good at fucking with his readers.
The art is also fantastic-- I've been in love with Stuart Immonen's work since Nextwave. Just the right amount of comic-style and realism.
A Face in the Crowd (1957) Dir. by Elia Kazan, Written by Budd Schulberg
Ahead of its time. Featuring an incredible performance by pre-TV show Andy Griffith as the charismatic, hilarious, terrifying Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes. Shows what celebrity can do to people on all sides, and how celebrity can corrupt everything. Patricia Neal plays Marcia Jefferies, a radio producer who discovers him, and watches him grow from charming gimmick to indoctrinating the American public. Walter Matthau plays the pipe smoking cynical writer I've always wanted to be. WATCH THIS MOVIE.
Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio (2012, Blue Note)
Hip-hop jazz awesomeness featuring Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Erykah Badu, and more. Weird covers of Sade and Nirvana. These guys are the shit.