115 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books to check out in September

Get ready to welcome fall into your heart, with some assistance from Paul McCartney, M.I.A., and so very many returning TV shows.

115 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books to check out in September

Summer is always so exciting at first. You throw your hoodies into a dumpster, re-install the A.C., and plot a bunch of beachside getaways and kayaking adventures. Maybe you’ll go to the Cape! (Any cape, really, doesn’t matter.) After a while, though, you realize you’ve been sweating like a hog every day for three long months and your skin feels like ungently used cheesecloth. Also, democracy is dying and the bad men are coming back. This year especially, fall feels like a harbinger of magical possibilities. Apple-picking! Hoodies! Pumpkin spice everything! And of course, finally, some new TV shows to watch. (Just kidding, there are always new shows now. It’s not just fall or midseason. It’s all the time.) Prepare to say goodbye to the leaves and hello to the next Tiffany Haddish movie and a new album by Metric. Feel at least a little pulled back from the brink of heatstroke yet? No? Well then, keep reading on for Fast Company‘s September Creative Calendar and forget that whole summer bit even happened.







  • Approximate Joy by Christopher Anderson, September 4
  • The Silence of the Girls: A Novel by Pat Barker, September 4
  • Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs by Bill Cunningham, September 4
  • The Wildlands by Abby Geni, September 4
  • The Golden State: A Novel by Lydia Kiesling, September 4
  • Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart, September 4
  • The Lies That Bind by Kwame Anthony Appiah, September 6
  • Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks, September 6
  • Tokyo Boogie Woogie by Daido Moriyama, September 6
  • Breaking News by Alan Rusbridger, September 6
  • She Would Be King: A Novel by Wayétu Moore, September 11
  • The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish by Katya Apekina, September 18
  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, September 18
  • Syracuse, 1981 by Bruce Gilden, September 20
  • Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman, September 25
  • The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, September 25
  • The Caregiver by Samuel Park, September 25
  • The Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard, September 25


[Photo Illustration: Samir Abady; The Predator: Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox; White Boy Rick: Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures Entertainment; A Simple Favor: Peter Iovino; The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Quantrell D. Colbert; Colette: Robert Viglasky/Bleecker Street; Night School: Universal Pictures; Smallfoot: Warner Bros. Pictures; The Old Man and The Gun: Eric Zachanowich/Twentieth Century Fox; Mayans M.C.: Prashant Gupta/FX; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Patrick McElhenney/FX; Sierra Burgess Is A Loser: Aaron Epstein/Netflix; Kidding: Erica Parise/Showtime; BoJack Horseman: Netflix; The First: Paul Schrimaldi/Hulu; The Good Cop and Maniac: Michele K. Short/Netflix; Nappily Ever After: Tina Rowden/Netflix]