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Expect to see Sir Lucious Left Foot on a lot of year-end lists come December.
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The Kids Are All Right In Lisa Cholodenko’s comedy-drama about the teen children of a lesbian couple seeking out their biological dad, marriage is messy no matter what your sexual orientation, and people struggle in believable, entertaining ways with all the permutations of family. Now playing.

Predators Who would have guessed Topher Grace and Adrien Brody would help us forget Danny Glover and Gary Busey? It’s taken 20 years, but this is the real sequel to the 1987 classic. Now playing.

Huge A show about teens at fat camp sounds like a recipe for scorn and clichés, but Huge is warm and generous and full of well-developed characters. Don’t let the premise keep you away. Mondays at 9 p.m. on ABC Family.


Limbo A brilliant, beautiful and challenging puzzle of a video game, in which the player is a child running through a haunting, minimalist world, rendered entirely in black, white and shadow. Available for download on XBox 360, 1,200 Microsoft points.


Big Boi “A deliriously fun statement of purpose that should stop fans from begging for new OutKast.” –Ben Westhoff, in his four-star Weekly review of Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.


Sex at Dawn Forget everything you think you know about the origins of human sexuality. This eye-opening book looks to explain why maintaining the nuclear family is so difficult for so many. Read it with your girlfriend and your mistress. $26


LiteralYouTubevideos.com Get a new kick out of some old hits. For starters, check out the overdubbed, literal reading of “Total Eclipse of the Heart”—not that ’80s videos need help getting us to laugh at their expense.


Def Con 18 The hackers are back. No, not to steal your identity, n00b. They’re too busy learning how to weaponize Lady Gaga music, playing spot the fed and drinking. July 30-August 1, three-day pass $140 (cash only), Riviera, defcon.org.


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  • After the encore, Iggy beat on his chest and raised his hands over his head—a triumphant pose for a triumphant performance.

  • Far from noodling, leader Tom Verlaine picked each note and made every sound with very specific purpose.

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