What We're Reading This Weekend: Oscars Edition

Inspired by this year’s nominated films, our staffers sought out books they were based on (we’ll be so smart during Sunday’s show!)

Tell us what you think of our choices – and what you’re reading.

Kim Hubbard, Books Editor
Her Pick: The Mayor of MacDougal Street by Dave Van Ronk and Elijah Wald

Oscars 2014: Listen to All Five Nominees for Best Song

The nominees for the Oscar for Best Original Song not familiar to you? That is about to remedied.

One of these tunes will bring home the gold on Oscar night, March 2.

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ from Alone Yet Not Alone

Oscar's Biggest Snubs Picked by PEOPLE Movie Critic

See This/Skip That: From Inside Llewyn Davis to Out of the Furnace

From Inside Llewyn Davis to Out of the Furnace, here’s what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.

See This

Inside Llewyn Davis
Oscar Isaac has an unfortunate habit of being the best thing in bad movies (W.E., Won’t Back Down, The Bourne Legacy), so I’m thrilled to say that he’s finally the best thing in a great one.

Justin Timberlake's Honest Abe Beard is the Real Star of This Inside Llewyn Davis Clip

How do you write a “good bad” song? Or even a great bad one?

That was the challenge facing a hirsute Justin Timberlake and T-Bone Burnett, who were tasked with writing a cheesy 1960s folk song for the new Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.