- Photo by Bill O'Driscoll
The Nation 150th Anniversary Issue. The only U.S. weekly that boasts archived editorials about President Andrew Johnson offers a massive, 268-page commemoration. Excerpts and looks back from contributors ranging from Henry James (!) to Naomi Klein constitute an alternative lefty intellectual history of the country. www.thenation.com
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Tom and Lorenzo's Mad Style. No episode of Mad Men is complete without stopping by this website for provocative analysis of the show's garments, from fashion history to power-color coding. www.tomandlorenzo.com/tag/mad-style/
Chastity Belt, Time to Go Home. The Seattle-based indie-rock band's new record is equally suitable for partying or sulking — or, considering lyrics like "I got drunk out of boredom," sulking at parties.
- Photo by Al Hoff
Classic Lines Bookstore. At this relatively new independent bookstore in Squirrel Hill, readers can peruse both used and new selections. 5825 Forbes Ave.