The film Helvetica, a movie for typeface nerds and the people who love them–if your partner doesn’t understand why you hate shopping at a place with a badly kerned sign, take them to this Shearwater, a band fronted by an ornithologist (who studies caracaras); try their remastered and expanded album Palo Santo The ’90s Canadian sitcom Twitch City with multitalented Don McKellar (check out his wonderful 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould) and the lovely Molly Parker, lately of Deadwood The postmodern ventriloquism of Nina Conti, now on YouTube Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn, an unapologetic rhapsody on fat, pork, salt, and smoke. Sidebar heading: “How real is the danger of botulism?” That’s my kind of cookbook. Garfield is vastly improved if you remove his thought balloons Hot Fuzz vs Shaun of the Dead? Which Simon Pegg/Nick Frost film is better? I love the DVD extras for Shaun, but it’s a close call. Piedmont and Rue Cler, the latest new and promising contenders in the downtown Durham food scene The point in an Ethiopian meal when you start tearing up the injera that’s been serving, up til now, as a plate.