The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week
Best Dessert I Ate Over the Holidays: The soft-serve ice cream with huckleberry ice at Chicago's BellyQ. THAT SHIT APPEARS IN MY DREAMS. -- Abby Schreiber
Best Thing My 90-Year-Old Grandfather Said to Me While I Was Home Visiting: "I need you to find out if that's really the T-Mobile Girl riding the motorcycle in those commercials." -- Elizabeth Thompson
Best Chanukah Presents I Bought Myself: Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces and the Toy Dolls' We're Mad: The Anthology -- Jonah Wolf
Sweetest Tribute to Someone We Lost in 2012: The Maurice Sendak tribute by Christoph Neimann in The New York Times Magazine's "Lives They Lived" issue. -- E.T.
Sweetest Tribute to Someone Paper Lost in 2012: Jonathan Ames' remembrance of New York performance art legend and Paper theater critic Tom Murrin, who passed away in March. This was published in our summer issue but I re-read this piece when I was helping put together our Best Quotes of the Year roundup, and it's just really, really lovely. -- E.T.
Best Person I Danced
Movie I Watched on Netflix and Later Saw a Blogger Had Compared It to Django Unchained: The Landlord -- J.W.
Best Part of This Week Back From Break: Watching Joe Biden more or less seduce various Senators' family members during the mock Senate swear-ins. -- E.T.
Best 90s TV Show I Got Into Over the Holidays: Ally McBeal -- A.S.