I think I have mentioned my project to watch “The Simpsons” all the way through over the next couple of months, but I have also been watching “Friday Night Lights” for the first time, prompting some folks on Twitter to joke that August must be national re-watch month for that particular show. I know I have been revisiting some old favorites, including “Tales of the City.” If the summer nostalgia-thon is real, what are you watching, reading or listening to again this month?


Elisabeth Moss may move from her role as Peggy Olson to a starring turn in the second season of “True Detective.” (Justina Mintz/AMC)

Vince Vaughn and Elisabeth Moss might join “True Detective.”

•The fight to preserve a Los Angeles church.

Some thoughts on what Sony should do with its superheroine movie.

•Not satisfied with bringing us a film adaptation of “The Giver,” Phillip Noyce is going to direct Philip Roth’s “American Pastoral.” I am reserving judgement on the casting.

•So, what is “Guardians of the Galaxy” character Groot, anyway?

What Donald E. Graham has been up to since selling this paper to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

•Keke Palmer will be Broadway’s next Cinderella.

•Malia Obama is having a good summer’s worth of concerts.

•Sandra Bullock continues to make a whole lot of money.

•The reviews for “The Knick” are starting to come in. I will have more thoughts on Monday, after you have all had a chance to check it out for yourselves.

•Romance novels may have an influence on condom usage.

•It is summer, so have a Charlie XCX cover:

 

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.