THE LIST: DVDs, CDs and books hitting stores this week


"American Gangster" (R): Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe bring megawattage to the story of Frank Lucas, a Harlem drug lord. It’s available in multiple versions. The original theatrical version and an unrated extended edition come in the two-disc package. A three-disc "Collector’s Edition" includes more than five hours of extras.

Also out today: "Angels in the Dust" (Unrated); "The Final Inquiry" (PG-13); "For the Bible Tells Me So" (Unrated); "Gorillas on the Brink" (Unrated); "In the Valley of Elah" (R); "Kurt Cobain: About a Son" (Unrated); "Lust, Caution" (NC-17 and R versions available); "Margot at the Wedding" (R); "Michael Clayton" (R); "The Power of Forgiveness" (Unrated); "Redacted" (R); and "Rendition" (R).



Arson Anthem, "Arson Anthem": It’s the sound of old, old school, hard-core, punk rock with its head in the guillotine. Taking their cue from such formidable misanthropes as Amebix, Discharge and Doom, Arson Anthem kicks out the bile-soaked jams like The MC5 with battery acid coursing through their veins.

Consisting of former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo on guitars, honky-tonk maverick Hank III on drums, Eyehategod screecher Mike D. Williams on the mic and bassist Collin Yeo, this new, hard-charging battering ram favors crude and caustic outbursts that explode like dirty bombs smuggled into your speakers.

Also in stores: American Music Club, "The Golden Age"; Bon Iver, "For Emma, Forever Ago"; Chris Cagle, "My Life’s Been a Country Song"; Mike Doughty, "Golden Delicious"; Gary Louris, "Vagabonds"; Allison Moorer, "Mockingbird"; Morcheeba, "Dive Deep"; The Mountain Goats, "Heretic Pride"; Tom Paxton, "Comedians & Angels"; Porcupine Tree, "Nil Recurring"; The Raveonettes, "Lust Lust Lust"; and Secondhand Serenade, "A Twist in My Story."



"Strangers in Death" by Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb: Lt. Eve Dallas is on the case after a prominent businessman is found dead, tied to a bed and strangled with velvet cords, in the latest from the best-selling author of the futuristic suspense series.

Also hitting shelves: "Becoming Holyfield: A Fighter’s Journey" by Evander Holyfield with Lee Gruenfeld; "Before Green Gables: The Prequel to Anne of Green Gables" by Budge Wilson; "The First Patient" by Michael Palmer; "An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel" by Jacqueline Winspear; "The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore" by Deepak Chopra; "Lady Killer" by Lisa Scottoline; and "My Liar" by Rachel Cline.

Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids become firefighters at Fire Station 98 open house
Henderson residents wore fire hats, learned about CPR and met firefighters at the Fire Station 98 open house Saturday, August 11, 2018. (Marcus Villagran Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
People from all over the world attend RollerCon 2018
RollerCon 2018 is a five-day convention focused on the roller derby community and culture at Westgate in Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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