posted on: Thursday November 8, 2001
by Dave Holman
Book: Travels with Charley In Search of America by John Steinbeck
The greatest American author of the last century takes non-fiction to new heights when he takes off from the Big Apple on the ultimate road trip with his dog and a souped-up pickup to rediscover the country he loves.
Music: Chet Atkins with Mark Knopfler Neck and Neck
The late Nashville great and the former Dire Straits frontman pick their way to an excellent near-concept album that is relaxing listening if you dig that whole really-talented-on-the-guitar thing.
Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washingtondirected by Frank Capra
A young Jimmy Stewart plays a naive U.S. Senator from some Western state that will not compromise his values for the home state political machine, instead choosing crucifixion on the Senate floor. It’ll stir your patriotism like the millionth playing of “God Bless America,” and, of course, Stewart wins the heart of beautiful co-star Jean Arthur.