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1. We’ve always considered previews one of the best parts of going to the movies, and apparently VSL readers agree, as the IFC list of the 50 Greatest Trailers of All Time was a top pick this month. After perusing the list, you’ll be convinced that trailer-making is an art form, and you’ll probably be updating your Netflix queue. To read the original email, click HERE.

2. The most popular VSL DVD pick this month? The hilarious and short-lived mid-’90s MTV sketch comedy series The State. Thanks to the screw-up characters played by comedians Michael Showalter, David Wait, Thomas Lennon, Michael Ian Black and Ken Marion, the show has had a devoted following. To read the original email, click HERE.

3. It’s always nice to see the upside of a natural or national disaster: VSL readers made Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster the top book pick of July. Solnit canvassed a handful of well-known disasters to show how in the wake of terrible happenings, people tend to find the best in themselves. To read the original email, click HERE.

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