Your Creative Calendar: 61 Things To Do, See, And Hear In November

Celebrate (or stew over) the election’s end with our robust roundup of movies, albums, books, and shows coming your way in November.

Your Creative Calendar: 61 Things To Do, See, And Hear In November

Soon, it will all be over. This unprecedentedly headache-packed election, which has loomed large over the cultural landscape like a hangman’s noose all year, will come to its bitter conclusion on November 8. Immediately afterward, you will either breathe a sigh of relief, or start decking out that fallout shelter, depending on which side you’re on. The election isn’t the only thing ending this month, though. We will also be bidding adieu an hour of life, with the “fall back” portion of Daylight Savings Time, and putting a stop to the streak of days without a heated family argument as Thanksgiving hits. In the meantime, however, have a look at this plentiful bounty of November entertainment offerings–for movies, books, shows, and albums–every corner of the expansive manse that is pop culture. In an uncertain time of potentially catastrophic upheaval, it’s something to be thankful for.








  • Zayn by Zayn, out on November 1.
  • To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History by Lawrence Levy, out on November 1.
  • A Perfect Union of Contrary Things by Maynard James Keenan, out on November 8.
  • MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow: eps1.91_redwheelbarr0w.txt by Sam Esmail and Courtney Looney, out on November 1.
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, out on November 15.
  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith, out on November 15.
  • Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace, out on November 15.
  • Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shape Our Motivations by Dan Ariely, out on November 15.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling, out on November 18.
  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon, out on November 22.
  • Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice, out on November 29.
  • Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham, out on November 29.

[Photo Mash Up: Adriana C. Sánchez for Fast Company; Source Photos: Doctor Strange: Jay Maidment, courtesy of Marvel Entertainment; The Arrival: Jan Thijs, courtesy of Paramount Pictures; Bleed For This: Seacia Pavao, courtesy of Open Road Films; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Jaap Buitendijk, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Loving: Ben Rothstein, courtesy of Focus Features; Allied: Daniel Smith, courtesy of Paramount Pictures; Hacksaw Ridge: Mark Rogers, courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.; The Edge of Seventeen: Murray Close, courtesy of STYX Productions; Moana: courtesy of Disney; Bad Santa 2: Jan Thijs, courtesy of Broad Green Pictures / Miramax; Rules Don’t Apply: Francois Duhamel, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Nocturnal Animals: Merrick Morton, courtesy of Focus Features; Elle: Guy Ferrandis / SBS Productions, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics; Shut In: Jan Thijs, courtesy of EuropaCorp / Transfilm International Inc.; Lovesick: Neil Davidson, courtesy of Netflix; Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Robert Voets, courtesy of Netflix; Stan Against Evil: Kim Simms, courtesy of IFC; The Crown: Alex Bailey, courtesy of Netflix; Nightcap: Jeffrey Neira, courtesy of PopTV; Search Party: Macall Polay, courtesy of TBS]