Dorthe Nors’ “Karate Chop”

Think of her as a modern, Danish Flannery O’Connor. The author’s direct, almost flat prose serves her droll and darkly imaginative short stories well, elevating each two- or three-page piece into a lingering mix of the mundane, familiar and puzzling.


Riz Ahmed in "Nightcrawler"

Upon a second viewing of one of the best movies of the year, I felt the need to give a deserved shout-out to Lou Bloom's long-suffering, underpaid assistant, Rick. Great performance.


Baby Penguin Rover

Scientists dressed up a rover as a baby penguin to infiltrate a group of actual penguins. The results were adorable... I mean, successful!

Lauren K.

Sunday Funday

Fox in the Snow for breakfast and Wizard Con for the afternoon adventure. The best part: a mini martial arts class taught by the Green Ranger. 


The Sycamore

The German Village eatery is becoming one of my favorite dining spots in the city.


Gallo’s Taproom

This Bethel Road spot recently revamped its menu — and wow! The usual greats (wings, pierogies) are still there, but the new items, like chicken and waffles, are mouthwateringly awesome.


Butcher Brothers movies

Because we should celebrate Halloween for as long as we celebrate Christmas.


Dyson DC59 Animal

A cordless vacuum with a super-powered motor that can clean my tiny apartment in less than 20 minutes without any recharging.