100 Things Worth Checking Out

  1. Book: The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
  2. Video: I've Been Loving You Too Long (Live at the Monterey Pop Festival) — Otis Redding
  3. Movie: Horsefeathers — The Marx Brothers
  4. Book: The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy
  5. Album: Jackson C. Frank — Jackson C. Frank
  6. Prints: Damn Everything But the Circus — Sister Corita Kent
  7. Book: This is London by Miroslav Sasek
  8. Album: Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings — Nina Simone
  9. Book: The Vinegar Works: Three Volumes of Moral Instruction by Edward Corey
  10. Painting: The Race Track (Death on a Pale Horse) by Albert Pinkham Ryder
  11. Play: Loot by Joe Orton
  12. Album: Sentimental Journey — Ringo Starr
  13. Movie: Sunset Boulevard directed by Billy Wilder
  14. TV Series: Monty Python's Flying Circus
  15. Book: I Am Almost Always Hungry by Cahan & Associates
  16. Album: What's Going On — Marvin Gaye
  17. Book: Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham
  18. Song: Runaway People by Dyke and the Blazers
  19. Book: Branding by Michael Johnson
  20. Comic Book: Eightball by Daniel Clowes
  21. Album: If You're Feeling Sinster — Belle and Sebastian
  22. Video: Hold On, I'm Coming (Live In Norway, 1967) — Sam and Dave
  23. Poem: 45 Mercy Street by Anne Sexton
  24. Short Story: One is a Wanderer by James Thurber
  25. Movie: The Black Cat directed by Edgar Ulmer
  26. Place: The Slieve League, Donegal, Republic of Ireland
  27. Book: Criterion Designs
  28. Book: Triptychs: Buffalo's Lower West Side Revisited by Milton Rogovin and JoAnn Wipeyjewski
  29. Song: There's a Place by The Beatles
  30. Album: Greatest Hits — Leonard Cohen
  31. Movie: Seconds directed by John Frankenheimer
  32. Book: Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver
  33. Book: Diane Arbus, An Apeture Monograph
  34. Movie: Barry Lyndon directed by Stanley Kubrick
  35. Album: Deserter's Songs — Mercury Rev
  36. Restaurant: The Student Prince, Springfield, MA
  37. Movie: The Omega Man directed by Boris Sagal
  38. Album: Strange Weather — Marianne Faithfull
  39. Book: Collected Stories by John Cheever
  40. Book: Everything That Rises Must Converge — Flannery O'Connor
  41. Movie: The Apartment directed by Billy Wilder
  42. Book: The Great British Dream Factory by Dominic Sandbrook
  43. Book: People by Blexbolex
  44. Movie: The Navigator directed by and starring Buster Keaton
  45. Video: Free as a Bird — The Beatles, directed by Joe Pytka
  46. Album: The Gift — The Jam
  47. Bar: Bemelman's Bar, New York, NY
  48. Park: Acadia National Park
  49. Sea Creature: Giant Squid
  50. Movie: Vertigo directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  51. Beverage: Polar Seltzer, Pomegranate
  52. Book: Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders
  53. Comic Strip: Krazy Kat by George Herman
  54. Comic Strip: Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer by Ben Katchor
  55. Book: Paul Rand: A Designer's Art by Paul Rand
  56. Graphic Novel: My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
  57. Restaurant: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Toronto, Ontario
  58. Pub: The Atlantic, Brixton, London
  59. Dog Breed: English Bulldog
  60. Artist: Gary Taxali
  61. Album: The Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society — The Kinks
  62. Actor: Jeanne Moreau
  63. Book: Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  64. Artist: Paula Rego
  65. TV Series: The Knick directed by Steven Soderbergh
  66. Art Gallery: Albright–Knox Art Gallery
  67. Album: The Greatest — Cat Power
  68. Song: Cigarettes and Coffee — Otis Redding
  69. TV Series: Blue Planet
  70. Comic Strip: Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry
  71. Artist: Avery Palmer
  72. Song: West End Blues by Louis Armstrong
  73. Book: The Haunted Screen by Lotte Eisner
  74. Graphic Novel: Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
  75. Album: Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash — The Pogues
  76. Album: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady — Charles Mingus
  77. Movie: Magnolia directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
  78. Book: It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
  79. Painting: The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch
  80. Book: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  81. Album: John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
  82. Album: Dummy by Portishead
  83. Movie: Little Murders directed by Alan Arkin
  84. Book: A Little Yes and a Big No by George Grosz
  85. Posters: Andrew Bird series by White Bicycle
  86. Poem: As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  87. Album: Live at the Curran Theater — Lenny Bruce
  88. Book: The Science Book edited by Peter Tallack
  89. Book: The Catalogue by Saul Steinberg
  90. Album: Liege and Lief — Fairport Convention
  91. TV Series: Mad Men
  92. Book: Ben Shahn/Graphic Art by James Thrall Soby
  93. Stained Glass Windows: Temple Beth Zion by Ben Shahn
  94. Book: The Small Stakes Music Posters
  95. Album: Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy — The Who
  96. Movie: Of Time and the City directed by Terence Davies
  97. Movie: Life is Sweet directed by Mike Leigh
  98. Album: New Day Rising — Hüsker Dü
  99. Graphic Novel: From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
  100. Comic Strip: Underworld by Kaz

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