This Week's Culture Forecast

10/10/2011 09:32 am ET | Updated Dec 10, 2011

Monday, October 10

The "Bored to Death" boys return for more nutty adventures and man love. Tune in at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Tuesday, October 11

Bjork's much-anticipated follow-up to 2007's Volta has the truly one-of-a-kind artist putting her one-of-a-kind skills to use. Bjork's album, Biophilia, also exists as interactive eye candy, in iPad app form. The app lets you use your fingers to glide around Bjork's universe, expanding it and unveiling music as you go. "You change the speed of the arpeggio, or the range," Bjork told NPR. "Basically, you're like this crazy lightning bass player." Dream come true!

David Attenborough narrates the intro to Biophilia:

Jeffrey Eugenides took nine years to write his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Middlesex." Nine years later, he's right on schedule with "The Marriage Plot," which follows three college friends at Brown University, from senior year to their post-grad life, a time that many could share in the misery of.

Wednesday, October 12

Karen O's "psychedelic ride laced with catharsis" arrives Wednesday at St. Ann's Warehouse. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman has been decidedly vague about her psycho opera, "Stop the Virgens," but we do know that in addition to the psychedelic ride, there will be a "cathartic spell" cast through nine songs. We're assuming no one who enters will exit the same person.

Thursday, October 13

"The Mountaintop" plays out a fictional representation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s night before his assassination, spent at a room in the Lorraine Motel. Samuel L. Jackson stars as MLK with Angela Bassett at his side. The play by Katori Hall opens Thursday on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Friday, October 14

Hollywood's remake factory churns out another one this Friday with "Footloose." What's changed? Danny Quaid steps into the stern preacher role, there are some exploding buses and more hip hop. What hasn't? The kids just wanna dance.

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