novel – DISPLACED PERSONS, by Ghita Schwarz
movie – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
journalism – Angie Dickinson’s first-person account in Los Angeles magazine of raising an autistic child in the 1970s and ’80s, before autism was well understood and consistently diagnosed.
music – DIE ANTWOORD, a South African rap duo whose exuberant use of Afrikaans profanity will put a smile on your face
TV – Warren the Ape, on MTV; The Big C, on Showtime