Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue Legacy Edition [Legacy] Our Reissue Report Card Ratings: Original Material: B+ Late Beach Boy's only solo album New Tracks: A Twenty never-released songs Extras: B No DVD; lots of vintage photos Overall Grade: A- A must for any Beach Boys fan Dennis Wilson video clips and photos, set to Pacific Ocean Blue's opening track, "River Song."
Photograph by Liam Goodman Not one but two books this summer explore Steve McQueen's enduring status as a style icon: Unforgettable Steve McQueen (Powerhouse/Verlhac Editions), in July, and Steve McQueen: A Life in Pictures (Pavilion), in August. Courtney Colavita
Craigslist personal ads reveal our most bizarre, most perverse fetishes and they sound awesome set to music! Check out our series of so-weird-you-have-to-watch posts-turned-music videos for proof. Then share your reactions in the comment section and let us know which personals you'd like to see set to music.
The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal edited by Jay Parini [Doubleday, $27.50] Whatever you think of his fiction, politics, or literary persona, there's no denying that Gore Vidal is a master essayist, among the wittiest ever. The clearest proof lies in the choices for this collection, including the must-read "The Top Ten Best-Sellers According to the Sunday New York Times as of January 7, 1973." Timothy Hodler