Go, Dog, Go

Man Bites Dog By Bruce Craig & Patty Carroll Softcover, 200 pages, $19.95 (Rowman Publishing) Summer is the season for hot dogs, and so it’s perfect time to check out this book going deep into the world of the wiener, exploring just how those humble little links grew up to become such powerful icons of all-American culture. The author, a […]

It’s Miller Time

The Millers: The First Season DVD $49.99 (CBS Home Entertainment) Divorced reporter Nathan Miller (Will Arnett) was looking forward to the single life with his co-worker/wingman (JB Smoove)—until his parents (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) totally botched up his plans. One of the hottest, funniest new comedies of last fall’s TV season—which also featured guest appearances from Roseanne Barr, Andy […]

Retro Rockin’

The Midnight Special $99.95 / 11-Disc Collector’s Edition; $59.95 / 6-Disc Retail Set; $12.95 / single DVD (StarVista/Time Life) A time capsule of television’s ultimate 1970s concert series, this rock ’n’ rollin’ retro roundup features hit-filled performances from a who’s who of pop, rock, country, soul and R&B stars (including Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bee Gees, Jim Croce, Earth, Wind & […]

Tour of Duty

Jarhead 2 Blu-ray $34.98 (Universal 1440 Entertainment) Inspired by the original Jarhead, based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford’s best-selling 2003 book about his experiences in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, this fictional direct-to-DVD spin-off features an all-new cast in another dusty, nitty-gritty combat adventure, this time as platoon mates stationed in Afghanistan who risk their lives to help a woman escape […]

Of Pens & Pigskin

Football Edited by John Schulian Hardcover, 486 pages, $30 (The Library of America) Half a century of legendary players, iconic moments and classic games come alive again in this collection of more than 40 magazine articles and book excerpts. Standouts include a selection from H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights; Frank Deford profile of Johnny Unitas; Michael Lewis on NFL kickers, […]

‘Sho’-nuff

Shogun DVD $85 (CBS Home Entertainment & Paramount Home Media Distribution) Now re-mastered in hi-def and released for the first time on Blu-ray, this award-winning TV three-part mini-series, based on the bestselling James Clavell novel, captivated viewers over five nights in 1980 with the exploits of a 17th century British navigator (Richard Chamberlain) shipwrecked off the coast of Japan and […]