Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks.
HEAR: Catch ‘West Coast’ vibe
Lana Del Rey continues her sonic exploration of Hollywood’s grit and glamour on “Ultraviolence.” Its slow, cinematic jams are perfect for pool side listening. Palm trees not included.
WATCH: Check into scenic comedy
Wes Anderson is a master of memorable sets and casts. A concierge deals with death and intrigue in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Ralph Fiennes and Adrian Brody star.
PLAY: Game steps into Octagon
See the determination and anguish up close with the “UFC” video game. New facial animation technology and physics-driven movement make fights more fluid and realistic.
READ: Book will make readers sweat
“The Fever” might be the last title you’d want to pick up during a heat wave. But Megan Abbott’s novel will give you chills. A mysterious illness inflames a quiet suburb. Get more Book Buzz.