- Photo by Al Hoff
Outdoor Chess Tables. Shake winter's dust off your brain at one of several tables around town. Bring your own chessmen, or checkers pieces. This table's in Friendship.
The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt's 2013 Pulitzer-winning novel follows a teenager who becomes a quasi-accidental art thief after his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An immersive Dickensian tale that deals with questions of art and loss. Now in paperback
- Photo by Ashley Murray
Hello Bistro salads. Create a whatever-you-want-type salad, get fries on the side for $2, put them together and voila! www.hellobistro.com
Art in the Age. This Philadelphia-based spirits company makes herbal liqueurs from native Pennsylvania plants. Try the Sage liqueur with tonic and lime for a bracing spring pick-me-up. www.artintheage.com
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Documentarian Alex Gibney's succinct primer on the reported bad behavior of the religious organization, from tax dodges and labor abuses to its rigid control over members. On various HBO streaming services