Buy The Book of Jezebel

You should probably buy The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things, edited by founder Anna Holmes, with my wife Kate Harding, Amanda Hess and many others contributing.

It's funny and occasionally mean. But not undeservedly so-- Dick Cheney had it coming.

It has been fun to see that some of the reviewers-- who in theory didn't like the book-- were forced to admit that it and/or its authors are awesome. Even the Daily Caller was forced to admit that readers will be "confronted" with "humor and a high level of intelligence." How awful it must be! They're less sure about the rage, but some people get a little confused by any rage other than their own.

If you're looking for more of an answer to the question, "What's this all about then?" Then you should head on over to the Washington Post for an interview with Kate Harding and Anna Holmes.

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(h/t Steve Atkins)

Twisted Tapas: Great Tapas in Rogers Park

In October, a wonderful new small plates restaurant called Twisted Tapas opened near to us here in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. We've been making a point to stop in every Tuesday (we're calling it our own "Tapas Tuesday") for a glass of wine or two and some really great food.

Twisted Tapas is located at 1146 W Pratt Blvd, Chicago IL 60626, and their phone number is (773) 856-3486.

They don't yet have a website live, but you can find their Facebook page here. Below find a copy of their menu as of October 30th, 2013. (When they get their website live, I'll update this to send people to their website instead. I figured that posting this here for now would help them show up more in search results until that happens.)