What to watch, listen to and go to this week
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 (4:40 p.m.)
Winter’s Bone One of the year’s best films, Winter’s Bone has an impeccable sense of place and a mesmerizing performance from Jennifer Lawrence as a determined Ozarks teen set on tracking down her deadbeat father. Now playing at Suncoast and Colonnade.
Rubicon Could a crossword answer get you killed? Could the sight of a four-leaf clover make you kill yourself? Probably no to both, but AMC’s latest series certainly makes you believe otherwise. A worthy successor to the conspiracy thrillers of the ’70s. Sundays, 9 p.m., AMC.
The Colony You could say it’s like Survivor, only more interesting. For Season 2, new volunteers were dropped off in a condemned Louisiana neighborhood post-(simulated) worldwide viral outbreak. Their goals? Work together ... and don’t die. Tuesdays, 10 p.m., Discovery Channel.
The Books The latest full-length from the NYC collage wizards is worth the five-year wait, fusing strange samples and original sounds for a mind trip well-suited either for background or intense listening. Out now.
London Biennale Take your DIY Eros arrow to Contemporary Arts Center to participate in London Biennale’s satellite performance led by Jevijoe Vitug. Donate your arrow to CAC’s East Side Projects wall installation. August 6, 6-9 p.m.
Lucha Libre USA Mexican and American luchadores hit the Thomas & Mack Center for a south-of-the-border-style brawl, complete with spandex, masks and a man named Chi Chi. Fighting has never looked so fabulous. August 7, 8 p.m., $20-$58.
TED Talks Not watching TED Talks is making you dumber. Knock it off! What are TED Talks? They’re free vlogcasts that feature really smart people lecturing on really complex topics. Don’t worry, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. It’s actually a lot of fun! ted.com.
Citrus County John Brandon’s new book is an unexpected—and unexpectedly effective—fusion of crime fiction and novel of adolescence, shot through with the textures of real life. No wonder the critics are raving. $22.