Things We Love: Alive staff picks
“The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq” by Hassan Blasim
The Iraqi ex-pat’s short story collection far exceeds even George Saunders’ blackest humor. The title story, for instance, is about a middle manager for a terrorist organization detailing the proper way to present a dead body for public viewing.
Local internet message board drama
An unintentional source of endless entertainment and the only reason to break my "never read the comments" rule.
What do I do when I'm sick? Curl up in bed and stream “Downton Abbey.” Season 5 is gonna be good, everyone!
Stash makes some great holiday tea my two current favorites are Christmas in Paris and White Christmas.
More than worth the wait, and a late wildcard for year-end best-of list consideration.
Did he do it?
I totally nailed the final “Jeopardy!” question last week, and nobody was there to see it. Next time, Trebek.
Easy to wear, hard to break; these are perfect for when I'm working. And it's a lot more polite than looking at my phone to see what time it is.