Twenty cultural events tailor-made for recovering political addicts.
FOR THE TV PUNDIT
ART: The pundits have been talking for months about the candidates duking it out, so now it's time for them to wit ness some real fighting. They'll be able to do that in the George Bellows show about to open at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where the best works are the stunning, bloody boxing pictures that the artist painted just before World War I. --Blake Gopnik
MUSIC: American Idol winner Phillip Phillips's debut album, The World From the Side of the Moon, out Nov. 20, is right up your alley. Sit back on the couch, pop open a bottle of wine, and listen to his ballad "Home"--all while thanking your lucky stars you'll get to spend more time there now that the madness has subsided. --Marlow Stern
BOOKS: You've been shouting, blustering, hollering, agonizing, wrenching, and boring for months, years, now about Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and the rest of the gang. We're sick of you, and you must surely be sick of yourself, as well. Go read the quiet, spare, elegant short stories of Alice Munro in her new collec tion Dear Life. We'll see you after your blood pressure drops. --Lucas Wittmann TV: Ohio, Florida, and Virginia? Try Juarez, Rio, and Libya. After spending months on the ground game, talking heads will appreciate the global four-part docuseries Witness, beginning on HBO this week, which follows photojournalists through war zones. --Kara Cutruzzula
FOR THE UNDECIDED VOTER
ART: Even though some people condemn indecision, the undecided voter should take heart that John Cage, one of the great creators of the 20th century, believed heartily in leaving his art-making to chance. In celebration of Cage's centen nial year, museums from Portland, Ore., to Bremen, Germany, are hosting shows of his works and ephemera. --B.G.
MUSIC: If you were one of those ambiva lent voters, then you probably lack basic decision-making abilities, and, thus, could opt for the aptly titled Music From Another Dimension by veteran rockers Aerosmith, which hit shelves on Nov. 6. --M.S.
BOOKS: You ruined the year for us. If you had just made up your mind months ago we would have been spared Nate Silver, political ads, and super PACs. For you we wish only perpetual uncertainty, so here's another choice: a year of listening to Jenny McCarthy read from her latest memoir, Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic, or Rielle Hunter detailing her sexcapades with John Ed wards in What Really Happened. The decision is yours. --L.W.
TV: To see where this election falls in the spectrum of grand events, tune in to au teur Oliver Stone's epic 10-part series The Untold History of the United States that promises, just like you, to "challenge the status quo." --K.C.
ART: As our 44th "white" president, ac cording to Chris Rock at least, Obama should now take time to discover his in ner black, by visiting the new Fore show of young African-American artists at the Studio Museum in Harlem. --B.G.
MUSIC: We know POTUS is into rap judg ing by Jay-Z's spirited performance dur ing one of his final rallies, so he should pick up Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M. …