September 27-October 2, 2010

This week, in “Dysphonia,” Mike Vincent shares his discovery of one of his favorite record stores, and how to tell a healthy store from a dying one. Read “Our favorite shops”

October is horror month in “The Cinephiles,” and Kevin Mattison kicks it off by watching Night of the Living Dead alone in a bedsheet tent. Read “Fall of the living dead.”

In “Diary of a Casual Gamer,” Gavin Craig traces an incomplete history of video game console controller design, heavily weighted to his own preferences. Read “In control”

In “PopHeart,” Ana Holguin lets us in on a meeting of the Crafty Beavers, where the agenda includes knitting, flash mobs, and radical feminism, served with more than a dash of wit. Read “What beavery is this?”

In “Rounding Third,” Angela Vasquez-Giroux shares the regret of a season touched by greatness, but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Read “What happens in winter”

In “The F Word,” Jill Kolongowski finds that the true secret of Restaurant Week is dessert (and suggests that reduced lighting offers benefits beyond atmosphere). Read “Restaurant week 2010, or, The week-long food coma (part 2)”

Also NEW this week is “Sleeper Hold,” a comic by Zac Gorman

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