A hilarious documentary about the planned community of Levittown, New York. O'Hagan conducts interviews with longtime and one time Levittown residents (like rock singer Eddie Money and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith), in an effort to explain how architects and developers took the idea of a suburban paradise to extremes. The community's elderly residents recall a time when beneath the bland surface of Levittown, its houses equipped with all mod cons, behaviors like wife swapping were commonplace. One mid-life Levittown "survivor" spends most of his days on a shrink's couch, as he attempts to unravel the mystery of life after Levittown. It's well-crafted, poignant poke at suburban planning and how ironically, it was meant to make life a little easier.
Released for the Christmas market, when the "once a year" brigade comes out and buys a record, the debut album by the teenage quartet All Angels hit the Top Ten in the last week of November 2006. However, the competition for classical crossover albums was strong that year, All Angels competing with chart albums from the Fron Male Voice Choir, Katherine Jenkins, Il Divo, and the very similar-sounding Angelis. The momentum could not be sustained, and All Angels disappeared entirely from the chart even before Christmas week. This album mixed arrangements of classical repertoire, mainly the more popular and well-known end, with soft MOR pop songs.