Odd Bits

Those of us who turn green at the idea of eating spleen, nibbling neck, or tearing into a testicle, yet think nothing of devouring a perfectly prepared prime rib or burger, would do well to read Jennifer McLagan's culinary tribute to an animal's less-loved parts. With recipes like Headcheese for the Unconvinced, Minted Tripe and Pea Salad, and Sweetbreads with Morels and Fresh Fava Beans (paging Dr. Lecter), you may soon find yourself gobbling brains like a zombie.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.