“Kings and queens, knaves and thieves sharing the same thing.” There is such an ‘80s vibe to The Ocean Blue’s first

new album in six years … and that’s a good thing. As we approach 2020, their music is thoughtful, bouncy and smart. The strong writing, vocals and instruments; it’s almost like a mash-up of The Smiths, Haircut 100 or a softer Cure for today. It’s all the way true blue.Available Now

An extraordinary singer who could cross musical boundar- ies with an originality and style that defined almost every musical genre, Linda Ronstadt jumped from rock to pop, hopscotched from Broadway to The American Songbook and hit the Latin and the country roads of song … bril- liant. It’s all profiled here in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s documentary. Her remarkable skills as a performer on so many career achievements presents a loving tribute to

Ronstadt. Available December 10

Remarkable in all regards. Beginning with the coffee- table sized presentation. Add in the magnificent photos of fashions that Adrian created. Most importantly is the unique perspective first hand in Adrian’s writing about his life and career. The heart-felt admiration of Leonard Stanley is so present … a lifelong collector and fan of all things Adrian. Cap it off with Vieira’s writing and its beauty personified because of Adrian’s remarkable talent as a fashion designer. Available Now

SUGAR & BOOZE Ana Gasteyer This is my go-to pick

fresh and fun 2019. Former

Live comic and a for the modern Gasteyer hits all a bright spin on She comes to with a sassy,

on a selection of done tracks.

laughter abound

for something for Christmas Saturday Night true chanteuse age, Ana

the lights for the holiday.

town this year sensational spin truly originally Smiles and

as they should for a merry Christmas withSugar & Booze. Available Now


Payback is a just reward in this true story adapted for the screen in Hustlers. Turning the tables on the men who frequent the strip club Moves, Jennifer Lopez busts the moves and the smart attitude in rebelling against the system. It’s a step above because of the strong ensemble of women pre- sented and the realistic settings of working in such a business. Hustlers entertainingly shows how this premise has evolved sinceShowgirls.

Available December 10 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

What’s one of your favorite Christmas movies? Since the first time seeing it? There is charm, wit and a time capsule of Christmas past that sparkles a glow even now … and that isMiracle on 34th Street. With a stellar cast of Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn, the 70th anniversary presentation in the original black-and-white format will surely bring back the joy of Christmastime and childhood.Available Now

QUEER OBJECTSAND HIGH FASHION Editors Chris Brickell and Judith Collard

“If I were queer of the forest!” InQueer Objects with a slew of more than 50 contributors, every one of them has a say about the objects that make them happy and gay. It’s an international cross-culture of clothing, art, mementos and much more over time in the LGBTQ world. “Johnny, are you queer? I’ve noticed a fascination for this or that and I guess you were just born that way!”

Available December 20


“And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to …” The women who were awarded that golden guy are profiled in rich detail, as 75-winning actresses are presented. This not only acknowledges their craft but traces the evolution of the ever-changing ways in which women were perceived on screen and off in their view- points. Lushly illustrated with 200 photographs, this is a stunning look and read to enjoy as Oscar season comes into view in 2020.

Available December 10

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