Staff Picks

Liz's Pick: "Doctor Strange"

Since being a mom to two young children under 2, I haven’t had a chance to often go into an actual theater in a while so I’ve missed out on watching my favorite movies based on the MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One that I wanted to see so badly w... more

Connor's Pick: “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

I won’t lie, I saw this book was on the bestsellers list a couple months back, and purchased it purely because it said “f*#k” on the cover. I mean, how often does that happen? I figured the book had to be interesting, and, seeing as how I generally stick ... more

Luke's Pick: "Riverdale"

I like to watch Netflix while I do the dishes each night and one night this past week I was in the mood for something new, so after flicking through the ‘trending” section on my app for a few moments I settled on a show that I’d heard a little about, but ... more

Sonja's Pick: "Freaks and Geeks"

Call me what you will, but I just finished binge-watching an entire (one season long) show and feel absolutely zero shame. Which show, you ask? “Freaks and Geeks!” When I first started watching it was weird to consider how anyone could capture the ofte... more

Luke's Pick: 'Welcome to Night Vale' podcast

A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep — welcome to Night Vale. I’ve always been a fan of weird entertainment — strange movies, offbeat novels, basically... more

Stan's Pick: Mistura restuarant

Ever have one of those nights when you and your significant other decide to have a nice meal out and can’t decide between the two of you where to go? How about sushi? No, I’m not in the mood for it. Oh, a nice steak sounds good. We had beef three times th... more

Sonja's Pick: 'Persepolis' by Marjane Satrapi

So my brother got me this epic comic book, “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi, and if you haven’t already, I’d suggest reading it as soon as possible. Despite the fact that I stem from Persian descent, this book spoke to me as more than just mere drawings, b... more

Connor's Pick: The Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

If you like data and numbers and explaining phenomena through numbers, then I highly recommend picking up anything written by Malcom Gladwell. The dude is a modern-day Einstein and applies it to the most interesting things. I have read several books that ... more

Liz's Pick: Murdoch Mysteries

As a big fan of murder mysteries and basically most things from the UK and a general Britophile, I stumbled upon the “Murdoch Mysteries” a couple of years back. Produced by a joint Canadian and British production companies, Shaftesbury Films and Bell Broa... more