Here’s a look at some of the cultural highlights coming up in the next month (release dates subject to change):


"Super Bowl IV." 49ers versus Chiefs. You’ll probably watch at least a little of it. (Feb. 2, Fox)


"McMillions." A documentary miniseries about one of my all-time favorite crimes: Ex-cop Jerome Jacobson managed to build a network to rig the McDonald’s Monopoly game for over a decade. (Feb. 3, HBO)


"The Resisters" by Gish Jen. Best known for her literary fiction, Jen takes a swing at sci-fi here. With an America that is half underwater, the internet has gone semi-sentient; the "Netted" have jobs and most of the "Surplus" live on the water. Also, there is baseball and a nation called ChinRussia. (Feb. 4, Knopf)


"Lego Masters." Twelve teams of two work in Legos in this reality competition, a U.S. version of a U.K. series. (Feb. 5, Fox)


"Love & Rockets Magazine" No. 8 by the Hernandez Brothers. For more than 30 years, "Love & Rockets" has been the best comic book produced on these shores. Every issue is a must-buy. (Feb. 5, Fantagraphics)


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"Star Wars: Darth Vader" No. 1 by Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco and others. Let’s be frank: Most of the best Star Wars fiction of the past six years has not been at the movies; it has been in comics (and now, with "The Mandalorian," on TV). Here, terrific superhero writer Greg Pak tells a tale of what happened right after Luke declined Vader’s offer to rule the galaxy as father and son in "Empire Strikes Back." (Feb. 5, Marvel)


"Tommy." Former fictional mob wife Edie Falco is the LAPD’s first woman police chief in this new procedural from Paul "Homicide: Life on the Street" Attanasio, who has a decent track record for this sort of thing. (Feb. 6, CBS)


"Katy Keene." The "Riverdale" TV universe expands with Lucy Hale as the titular fashion maven who heads to New York for fame and fortune. This one is supposed to be less grim than "Riverdale," not to mention set five years later. (Feb. 6, the CW)


"Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)." Even people who, rightly, couldn’t stand the incoherent DC comics movie "Suicide Squad" could admit Margot Robbie shone as Harley Quinn. Once obsessed with the Joker, now over him, Harley gets her own crew and hits stuff. Cathy Yan directs from a script by Christina Hodson. (Feb. 7)


Green Day, "Father of All …" I will freely admit that, as a college-age indie nerd in 1993, I did not see Green Day lasting well into the 21st century. Ten songs, 26 minutes. (Feb. 7, Reprise)


Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, "Texas Sun." An early contender for coolest Texas record of 2020, Houston-based psychedelic funk outfit group Khruangbin and Texas soulman Leon Bridges collaborate on a four-song EP about, well, Texas. (Feb. 7, Dead Oceans)


La Roux, "Supervision." First music in five years from this synth-pop savant. (Feb. 7, Supercolour / Believe)


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Bryan Ferry, "Live at the Royal Albert Hall, 1974." An official release for this live set, in which Roxy Music by any other name backs up Roxy singer Ferry on his first live solo date. A stellar set. (Feb. 7, BMG)


The 92nd Annual Academy Awards. The awards show everyone loves to watch and enjoy, watch and complain about, or not watch and inform you they are not watching. (Feb. 9, ABC)


"The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird" by Joshua Hammer. A completely excellent-sounding true crime story about a rare bird smuggler and the detective on his trail. It’s the story of Jeffrey Lendrum, who was busted in 2010 with rare peregrine falcon eggs removed from a Welsh cliff, which puts him in the crosshairs of Detective Andy McWilliam of the United Kingdom’s National Wildlife Crime Unit. There is nothing about this that doesn’t sound both totally awesome and like a real-life Wes Anderson movie. (Feb. 11, Simon & Schuster)


Huey Lewis & the News, "Weather." Likely the final album from Lewis, who recently announced he has the vertigo-and-tinnitus-inducing Ménière's disease. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, for that 1987 sound. (Feb. 14, BMG)


Tame Impala, "The Slow Rush." Finally getting a follow-up to "Currents" from 2015. (Feb. 14, Modular Recordings/Interscope)


"High Fidelity." An adaptation of the 1995 Nick Hornby novel about a (male) music nerd record store owner that stars Zoe Kravitz as the lead. I am curious about to what extent the show will note the massive change about what a record store is and means in the 25 years since the novel and 20 years since the movie version starring John Cusack. All 10 episodes released on the same day. (Feb. 14, Hulu)


"Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Paul Feig co-produced this magical realist show about a younger coder (Jane Levy) who can suddenly hear people’s thoughts in song. With Lauren Graham, Skylar Astin, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart and Andrew Leeds. (Feb. 16, NBC)


"Hunters." Al Pacino takes his first regular TV role as the leader of a crew of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York City. This is certainly well-timed, what with actual Nazis and fans thereof something we actually have to think about in 2020. (Feb. 21, Amazon Prime)


BTS, " Map of the Soul: 7." New album from the most popular K-pop band on the planet. You are someone, know someone or are related to someone whose kid is begging their parent or guardian for tickets to this tour, after this album is purchased as soon as humanly possible. (Feb. 21, Big Hit)


The Chainsmokers, "World War Joy." As you might imagine, these folks have a ton of guests on the new one, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, Illenium, Lennon Stella, Bebe Rexha and Ty Dolla $ign. (Feb. 21, Disruptor/Columbia)


Greg Dulli, "Random Desire." Wondering what separates a Dulli solo joint (his first) from his work fronting and songwriting for the Afghan Whigs and the Twilight Singers? He played almost everything himself, a la Prince. (Feb. 21, Royal Cream/BMG)


Grimes, "Miss Anthropocene." Five years ago, Grimes produced the still-awfully-impressive "Art Angels." Grimes said via Instagram that this record was "a concept album about the anthropomorphic goddess of climate change." (Feb. 21, 4AD)


"The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz" by Erik Larson. Larson’s "The Devil in the White City" got him on my "I’m always going to be interested in what he’s up to" list. His new slab of narrative nonfiction takes a look at Winston Churchill during the Blitz, how a man who became a wartime leader after one day in office managed to unite his country during a bombing campaign from Germany that killed 45,000 people in the U.K. It’s the story of one of the great statesmen of his epoch; look for this to hang out on bestseller lists for a while. (Feb. 25, Penguin)


"The Hidden Girl and Other Stories" by Ken Liu. A new set of stories from one of the best sci-fi writers around. Credentials? Well, his short story "The Paper Menagerie" picked up the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards. His translation of the 2015 Hugo Award–winning novel "The Three-Body Problem," written by Cixin Liu, is the first novel to ever win the Hugo award in translation. In this, his second collection, look for 17 selections and an excerpt from "The Veiled Throne," book three in his Dandelion Dynasty series. (Feb. 25, Gallery/Saga)


"There Was a Time: James Brown, the Chitlin' Circuit, and Me" by Alan Leeds. Alan Leeds was a Jewish kid from Queens, N.Y., who eventually became publicist, then tour manager, for James Brown, from whom he learned the music business. Leeds went on to manage tours for Prince and serve as president of Paisley Park Records and work with D’Angelo, but this book is about Brown, with whom Leeds worked in the early 1970s. Likely a must-read for anyone interested in the history of American music. Introduction by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson. (Feb. 25, Post Hill Press)