Akira Kurosawa’s 100 Favorite Films

When someone as legendary as director Akira Kurosawa puts out a list of recommended movies, we listen. In a posthumously published book “Yume wa tensai de aru,” the acclaimed filmmaker lists 100 of his favorite films organized chronologically from 1919 to 1997. The catalog includes classics like Carol Reed’s “The Third Man” and Copolla’s “The Godfather, Part 2,” while other selections like Hayao Miyazaki’s “My …

Red Bull Music: 20 Before 15

Red Bull Music Academy has drawn together 20 tracks from artists they’ve worked with over the past year. Spanning genres and notoriety, the list represents the diversity evident in today’s music scene where the line between mainstream and underground is increasingly irrelevant. The list is a listenable who’s who of the greats who have passed through RBMA’s halls in 2014. Standouts include Jessie Ware’s dream …

100 Notable Books of 2014

With the year quickly coming to a close, The New York Times Book Review has released their list of the 100 most notable books of 2014. Ranging from fiction to poetry and nonfiction, the comprehensive catalog may be the perfect resource when Christmas shopping for the bibliophiles in your life.