1. Judging by the number of our subscribers who clicked over to it, Jack White’s stomping, poppy, Technicolor commercial for Coke was this month’s most compelling VSL Website. The ad aired only overseas, but you can watch it now here.
2. The new haunting and heartbreaking memoir by white African Peter Godwin, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, was the most popular VSL book pick of the month. Godwin’s chronicle of his unusual youth, and his return to Zimbabwe to care for (and unearth secrets about) an ailing parent, is not to be missed. Click here to read the original VSL e-mail.
3. The most popular recent DVD? The new documentary Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, a chilling look at the events that led to the largest mass suicide-murder in history. Click here to read the original VSL e-mail.
4. VSL readers loved A Tribute to Joni Mitchell, far and away our most popular CD pick for the month. Click here to read about the 12 artists, including Prince, Björk, and Elvis Costello, who pay tribute by covering some of Mitchell’s best-loved songs. And click here to hear snippets.
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