Screen shot 2012-12-07 at 5.32.16 PM.pngThing That Most Made Me Feel Like It's Time to Get My AARP Card and Start Dog-Earing Low-Sodium Recipes in Family Circle Magazine: Our Trip House photo gallery by Rebecca Smeyne. I was both horrified, confuse, delighted and felt crazy-old looking at those pics. -- Elizabeth Thompson

Best Way to Find New Reading Material: The Millions' annual feature A Year in Reading, where acclaimed authors and literary personalities name their favorite book of the year. They started rolling out the suggestions for 2012 this week. -- Max Kessler

Best Holiday Décor We Saw All Week: A businessman wearing kelly green corduroy pants with Santas printed all over them sitting across from us on the subway. -- Abby Schreiber

Screen shot 2012-12-07 at 5.27.52 PM.pngBest Reading All Week: Vanity Fair's Freaks and Geeks oral history, although it needed to be about ten times longer. -- Jonah Wolf

The NYC Art Show That Will Help You Forget You're Bummed About Not Being at Basel: IRL_URL exhibit at Williamsburg's Muchmore's -- AS

8909771_600x338.jpgBiggest Surprise of the Week: The fact that we actually enjoyed the new video for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's Christmas song! -- ET

Best Concert All Week: Jef Lee Johnson and the Ohnos at Douglass Street Music Collective last night -- JW

Screen shot 2012-12-07 at 5.25.59 PM.pngThe Person We Read About This Week Whom We Most Want to Meet: SunRay Kelley, a shoeless, "herbal palliative"-smoking architect who designs fantastical, unwieldy-looking houses in Washington state and was recently profiled in the Times. -- AS [Photo via the New York Times]

Best Thing to Come Out of Fifty Shades of Grey's Insane Popularity: All Random House employees received $5,000 holiday bonuses this year. -- ET


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