Best in Print

Fever Dream (Samanta Schweblin; 2014) A young woman languishes in a clinic in this novel shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (Manuel Puig; 1976) Two prisoners develop a relationship in a Buenos Aires prison; also an Oscar-winning 1985 film.

In Patagonia (Bruce Chatwin; 1977) Evocative writing on Patagonia’s history and mystique.

The Motorcycle Diaries (Ernesto Che Guevara et al; 1993) Based on the travel diary of the Argentine-born revolutionist.

Vineyard at the End of the World (Ian Mount; 2012) This winemaking history shows how Malbec made its name.

Best on Film

La historia oficial (The Official Story; 1985) Oscar-winning film on the Dirty War.

Nueve reinas (Nine Queens; 2000) Two con men chasing the big score.

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes; 2009) Thriller that won the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales; 2014) Black comedy showcasing six short, entertaining stories.

Vino para robar (To Fool a Thief; 2013) A fun caper movie filmed against the stunning backdrop of Mendoza.

Best in Music

Volver (Carlos Gardel; 1934) Tango's heart-clutching classic.

Tango: Zero Hour (Ástor Piazzola; 1986) Virtuoso nuevo tango.

Todo Cambia (Mercedes Sosa; 1990) South America's folk goddess.

Piano Bar (Charly Garcia; 1985) Rousing rock.

Sus Grandes Exitos (Los Chalchaleros; 1974) Folkloric musica Salteña.

Salvese Quien Pueda (Juana Molina; 2002) Avant-guarde BA.

Honestidad Brutal (Andres Calamaro; 1999) Raw, sarcastic rock.

Sur o No Sur (Kevin Johansen; 2002) Argentine-American alt rock.

Me Veras Volver (Soda Estereo; 2007) Comeback of a rousing rock trio.