In an age of information overload, a site like this which focuses on a single good overlooked book/movie/mediaitem, seems like a great idea.
Very Short List (VSL) is a free, daily e-mail that points to excellent new (and sometimes vintage) entertainment and media that haven’t been hyped to within an inch of their lives. Each weekday, we tell our subscribers about a single recommended gem from among the vast pile of feature films and documentaries (in theatres and on DVD), television shows, novels, nonfiction books, magazine articles, Websites and services, CDs, radio programs, and more. The focus is on products that really deserve attention but haven’t already been subject to giant media pile-ons.
Or, to put it another way: We write about things we’ve discovered that please us so much that we can’t wait to tell other people about them.