Category: Rants and Raves

January 10, 2021

A Digital Picture Frame Is My Favorite Way to Keep in Touch

The devices have come a long way and are especially great right now, since they offer a way to connect with long-distance family.

by Medea Giordano in Gear
January 3, 2021

This $40 Cast-Iron Pot Is the Secret to Baking a Perfect Loaf

An inexpensive, so-simple-it-hurts pan has come to rule our food writer’s kitchen.

by Joe Ray in Gear
December 30, 2020

How My Record Player Helped Me Feel the Music

If streaming can’t cure your stay-at-home blues, a spinning platter just might do the trick.

by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
November 16, 2020

Far Cry 5 Helped Me Escape Real Life, Until It Didn’t

What started as just another game quickly became a soothing window to home—and all the ugliness that comes with it.

by Boone Ashworth in Gear
November 7, 2020

The Best Shoes I’ve Ever Worn Are Hardly Shoes at All

Xero’s Z-Trail sandals are the shoes I’ve been seeking—literally—for my entire life.

by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
October 25, 2020

I Didn’t Want to Love Zooming on My Facebook Portal—but I Do

Stop trying to duct-tape a ring light to your laptop, and get yourself a dedicated videophone.

by Adrienne So in Gear