Record Machine: 3 Favorite 2014 Albums + Most Anticipated 2015 Release

Let’s change up Record Machine a little this week and talk about three albums I don’t have on vinyl, though they are all available in that format.

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Five Favorite Books: 2012

This year alone, I’ve read 77 books and so far reviewed 68 of them. More so than in years’ past, I’ve come across work that I want to shove into the hands of every reading adult I know. In Sara-praise, “I want to hug its face off” ranks highest. Here, then, are my most face-huggable books for 2012: Read More Five Favorite Books: 2012

Favorite Fall Foods

The reason I want to write broadly about fall foods, apart from the little thrill an alliterative title gives me, is because today was the first really chilly day of the year and I hated it and I need a reason to enjoy this ridiculously cold season. So here’s an ode to fall foods, the rich bits of savory and sweet goodness that make sweater weather something other than an endless hell of frost and red, wind-burned ears. Read More Favorite Fall Foods

Too Hot to Cook: Let’s Talk About Pizza

Ah yes, we’ve reached the time of year where we are laid out in a cool basement, or beneath a ceiling fan, or wandering around Target, soaking in the air conditioning. Unless your home is blessed with that mythical wonder that is Central Air, I’m guessing you’re a lot like me and haven’t wanted to do much cooking. So let’s talk about pizza instead.

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Trends You Can Pry from My Cold, Dead Fingers

I could go on for ages about the various garments I want to wrap around a big, dead fish to send a message to the fashion industry: fringe jackets sleep with the fishes. I’m rereading The Godfather for the hundredth time, I can’t help myself. Read More Trends You Can Pry from My Cold, Dead Fingers