A while back I used to post more often about books, movies, albums, etc. that were worth looking out for. I fell out of the habit, but it occurs to me now this stuff is still worth raising a signal about, so I'm going to try and do it more often.
Turkish poet Orhan Veli — a favorite of mine — has long been underserved in English. Two previous translations of his work are out of print; one of them has been republished on the Internet with the permission of the translator, but I'm not terribly fond of the translation. Apparently an all-new translation of his work dropped in 2016 when my back was turned, so I've got that on order and plan to say something about it once it shows up.
Criterion will be releasing Blu-ray Disc editions of Berlin Alexanderplatz, To Sleep With Anger (a truly strange and underappreciated piece of black cinema, on a par with oddities like Ganja & Hess and Chameleon Street), and David Byrne's True Stories. The latter was something my family and I popped into the theater to see on a whim, and we all came away delighted.
Speaking of Berlin Alexanderplatz: If you haven't yet read the new translation of the original novel from NYRB, you're missing out.