Your Creative Calendar: 101 Things To See, Hear, And Read This September

Get ready to go back to The Good Place, welcome home LCD Soundsystem, and get spooked by Mother! Let our Creative Calendar for September ease you into fall.

Your Creative Calendar: 101 Things To See, Hear, And Read This September

There goes summer 2017 into history’s dustbin. So long, you burdensome bastard. You began with the firing of an FBI director and ended with a historic hurricane. In the middle, there were a lot of good movies and somehow the lowest box office numbers in nearly two decades. As all traces of the summer’s worst entertainment impulses (looking at you, Baywatch: the Movie) recede into the rearview, it is time to welcome with open arms the most creatively fruitful time of year. Autumn is when the Oscar contenders (not to be confused with Oscar bait) begin to sprout, when network TV returns, and when an unwieldy number of must-listen albums drop. In order to cut through the clutter, have a look at Fast Company’s guide to the most promising movies, shows, albums, and books coming your way in September. If you somehow manage to get bored with all these options available, well, frankly that’s impressive.







  • Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions, out on September 5.
  • The Golden House by Salman Rushdie, out on September 5.
  • Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory, out on September 5.
  • Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen, out on September 5.
  • I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin, out on September 5.
  • What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, out on September 12.
  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, by David Lagercrantz, out on September 12.
  • F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well by Action Bronson, out on September 12.
  • A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage by Tionne Watkins, out on September 12.
  • Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur, out on September 12.
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, out on September 12.
  • Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss, out on September 12.
  • Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, out on September 19.
  • Sleeping Beauties: A Novel by Stephen King and Owen King, out on September 26.

[Photo Mash Up: Maja Saphir for Fast Company; It: Brooke Palmer, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Loving Vincent: courtesy of BreakThru Films; Flatliners: courtesy of Columbia Pictures; Dolores: Jon Lewis, courtesy of LeRoy Chatfield; Because of Grácia: courtesy of Five Stone Films; Narcos: Juan Pablo Gutierrez, courtesy of Netflix; Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.: courtesy of A&E Network; BoJack Horseman: courtesy of Netflix; The Deuce: Paul Schiraldi, courtesy of HBO; Fear the Walking Dead: Richard Foreman Jr., courtesy of AMC; The Mindy Project: Jordin Althaus, courtesy of Hulu; Vice Principals: Fred Norris, courtesy of HBO; Fuller House: Michael Yarish, courtesy of Netflix; Star Trek Discovery: Jan Thijs, courtesy of CBS Interactive (2); The Mick: Scott Council, courtesy of FOX; Empire: Michael Lavine, courtesy of FOX; The Good Place: courtesy of NBC Universal]