LeBron James

Dear Mr. James,

Thank you for steamrolling your way through the Eastern Conference playoffs without, thus far, breaking a sweat. Your selection as NBA MVP at the age of 24 has made Cleveland sports relevant again. Keep on doing what you're doing, big fella.

Love, Alive

P.S. If you have some spare time, please shoot some more Nike commercials featuring 'The LeBrons." Priceless.


"Medley" at the Wexner Center

Nothing brings tense moments down to the bare emotional essentials like reducing them to animated paper cutouts. Kota Ezawa's video work is on view through May in The Box.


"Taking Chance"

A weighty performance by Kevin Bacon anchors this extraordinary HBO movie about a military escort for a fallen American soldier. Pick it up now on DVD, and grab a box of tissues while you're at it.


Bananas Foster French Toast

Banana Bean Cafe, 340 Greenlawn Ave., Brewery District

Finally, a restaurant was brave enough to combine our two favorite breakfast foods: toast and rum.


VirtualNES.com

Nintendo emulators have existed for years, but this site lets you play all your favorites on-demand with no downloads or controllers needed. If your boss is lurking, get a save code that will bring up your game exactly where you left off.


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Don't be scared of heat that threatens to melt your face off this summer. This potion truly is magical, keeping eyeshadow vibrant and without creases (seriously!) all day. The primer comes in nude and champagne, and more colors are on the way.


Grizzly Bear, "Veckatimest"

With more pep and less plod than previously, Ed Droste and company strike just the right balance between hope and melancholia on their third full-length, especially on the skipping, shimmering "Two Weeks." Spring for the vinyl next Tuesday, May 26.