Annual Favorites: 2003

New Books
1. Walking To Martha’s Vineyard: Poems, Franz Wright
2. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart
3. Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo
4. The King is Dead, Jim Lewis
5. The Book Against God, James Wood
6. The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem
7. Short People, Joshua Furst
8. A Tragic Honesty: The Life of Richard Yates, Blake Bailey
9. Vernon God Little, DBC Pieere
10. Thank You For Not Reading, Dubravka Ugresic
11. Oryx & Crake, Margaret Atwood

Other Books
1. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
3. You Shall Know Our Velocity!, Dave Eggers  
4. Kingsblood Royal, Sinclair Lewis
5. Agape, Agape, William Gaddis
6. Blue Angel, Francine Prose
7. Marcel Proust: A Life, Jean-Yves Tadie (tranls, E. Cameron) 
8. Outer Dark, Cormac McCarthy

New Movies
1. Russian Ark
2. Spellbound
3. 21 Grams
4. 25th Hour
5. Winged Migration
6. Lost in Translation
7. Capturing the Friedmans
8. Elephant
9. The Pianist
10. Mystic River
11. Master and Commander
12. About Schmidt
13. Kill Bill: Volume 1
14. All the Real Girls

Other Movies
1. George Washington
2. Raising Victor Vargas
3. Gerry
4. Max
5. Bowling for Columbine
6. Talk to Her
7. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
8. Nowhere In Africa
9. Secretary
10. Bloody Sunday
11. Under the Sand
12. Bring it On
13. The Good Thief
14. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
15. Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary
16. Limbo

New Records
1. Fruit Bats, Mouthfuls
2. Rufas Wainwright, Want One
3. Nicolai Dunger, Tranquil Isolation
4. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Master and Everyone
5. Gillian Welch, Soul Journey
6. Grandaddy, Sumday
7. Cat Power, You Are Free
8. M. Ward, Transfiguration of Vincent
9. Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers
10. Patrick Park, Loneliness Knows My Name
11 Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
12. Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress
13. Christopher O’Riley, True Love Waits
14. Damien Jurado, Where Shall You Take Me? 
15. New Pornographers, Electric Version
16. Gangstarr, The Ownerz
17. Nadine, Strange Seasons
18. Atmosphere, Seven’s Travels