Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Monitor Picks ; Five Things We Think You'll Really Like

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Monitor Picks ; Five Things We Think You'll Really Like

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The Bigger chill

Soap and suspense is the recipe du jour on since "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" dominated last year's TV ratings. Fox's Reunion (premieres Thursday, Sept. 8) is an intriguing pot boiler of murder, mystery, and high school mayhem, with just the right dash of piquant, young faces. The story follows the characters from their graduation in 1986 to the present: one is killed and the others are suspects. Each episode is another year in the two-decade arc. It's a reunion you won't want to skip.

Color us impressed

If you're struggling with what to paint the spare bedroom - how to pick colors for the accent wall and trim that work with the main tones - there's a world of coloristas that can help. At colorlovers.com, designers of all stripes recommend their favorite combos, complete with corresponding values that you can bring to your local paint store. With this kind of help, you'll want to paint the town.

The shill game

If you missed it last spring, pick up Susan Linn's Consuming Kids, new in paperback (Anchor Books, $14). Linn, a Harvard psychiatry instructor, puts readers face-to-face with the imagery fired at youths every day in a stroboscopic slideshow of sex, sugar, tobacco, and violence. …

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