Celebrate: It’s Columbus Day this weekend and that means that in New York City will be the annual Columbus Day Parade celebrating Italian heritage. Head to 5th Avenue Monday morning to check out the festivities and make sure to stop by Great Hall at Grand Central Station to catch a glimpse of the new Maserati on display.
Nowhere Man – Set in Liverpool in 1955, “Nowhere Boy” follows a 15-year-old John Lennon as he goes through the life experiences that will give birth to “Nowhere Man.”
It’s Kind of a Funny Story – A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. Based on the young-adult novel by Ned Vizzini.
The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargos Llosa – Thursday, this acclaimed South American novelist was the first person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in literature from his part of the world since Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1983. Check out the novel that started it all.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart – Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture — all in a tome of approximately 256 pages with lots of color photos, graphs and charts.