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These Things I Loved in 2022 Will Change Your Life. And yes, this post is terribly, if not unconscionably, belated, but as terrible as this year still was, there were still things to love and how can sharing such things ever be too belated? C'mon. It can't. There is also glorious returning guest blogger Myles Tanzer. Which is nice. So, do take a moment to rejoice and enjoy. And not necessarily in that order.

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I have always written that I believe I will have some new kind of introduction to this post, yet the last several years I didn’t believe that to be true, or at least acceptable. Which is to say that it seemed craven to celebrate anything during the heights of the pandemic, with so much isolation and so many lives lost and destroyed. This was especially so in 2019 and 2020, and to quote last year’s These Things I Loved in 2021 Will Change Your Life post, “2021 was not much better for most of us than 2020 was, even if there were moments of normalcy and a change in administrations. Still, in 2021 I read more, more fully went back to museums, when it felt safe, saw live music, outdoors mind you, and even a Broadway show, masked, and as always, I consumed as much as possible, while trying to stay safe, and like most of us, focused on getting to the other side of all this.” We’re not on the other side of anything yet, and yet, I did more in 2022, more inside certainly, and just more, period, and full-stop. I'm also back at it with this post, and I am once again joined by the delightful guest blogger, consummate pop culture consumer and son extraordinaire Myles Tanzer.

As it has been then, and God-willing, always will be, let's begin.

Autofiction (whatever that is) and personal essay collections that read like memoirs and memoirs that read like personal essay collections that read like autofiction, that sing, and hurt, and explore trauma, death, nostalgia, pop culture, love, literature, the present, past and future, and everything in between.

Freaks of a Feather: A Marine Grunt’s Memoir / Kacy Tellessen, Be Brief and Tell Them Everything / Brad Listi, The Great Indoorsman / Andrew Farkas, Dear Damage / Ashley Marie Farmer, XO / Sara Rauch, Nein, Nein, Nein! / Jerry Stahl, Jacket Weather / Mike DeCapite, And You May Find Yourself… / Sari Botton, This Story Will Change / Elizabeth Crane 

As well as the most recent work by Hanif Abdurraqib, which is its own thing, because you know, Hanif Abdurraqib, and no one does it like him.

A Little Devil in America / Hanif Abdurraqib 

Kick-ass short story collections by kick ass writers who, you know, kick ass.

Fly Over This / Ryan Elliott Smith, hollows / Tommy Dean, Sin Eaters / Caleb Tankersley

Novels both wonderful and substantive, by authors wonderful and substantive, who I have quite strong feelings about as writers and humans and a million other things, and so let’s just call it what it is.

Out Front the Following Sea / Leah Angstman, The Craigslist Incident / Jason Fisk, Immoral Origins / Lee Matthew Goldberg, The Prince of Infinite Space / Giano Cromley, The Healing Circle / Coco Picard, The Observant / Ravi Mangla, LECH / Sara Lippmann, White Horse / Erika T. Wurth, Book of Extraordinary Tragedies / Joe Meno, Please Be Advised / Christine Sneed, Cyclorama / Adam Langer

Poetry, which I never read enough of, though did much better with this year.

Wherever I'm At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry / Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (and others), Oh, you thought this was a date? / C. Russell Price, Harsh Realm / Daniel C. Nester, Sleep Demons / Barry Graham

And something that is a poetry / fiction hybrid.

How to Adjust to the Dark / Rebecca van Laer

Also, the books I blurbed, which were delightful and glorious, and I was honored to be asked.

almost deadly, almost good / Alice Kaltman, One-Match Fire / Paul Lamb

The movies I re-watched, because well, the Noah Tanzer, and pandemic.

The Godfather, Palm Springs, The Aristocrats

Movies I missed in 2021 and caught up with.

Encanto, Red Rocket, The Worst Person in the World, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Movies I somehow I never watched before, but did this year, and so that's done, yo.

Inside Llewyn Davis (for the Jerry Brennan), Under the Silver Lake

Movies I watched after taking edibles at some point earlier that night for which the details escape me.

None this year thank you, that was clearly a 2021 thing.

Rom-Coms (and / or holiday movies), mostly not great.

Ticket to Paradise, Senior Year

Rom-Coms (and / or holiday movies), some mostly fine.

Something From Tiffany’s, I Want you Back

And some, a lot more fun than that.

Bros, Fire Island

The superhero movie I watched that felt lacking, so I watched it twice, and it was still lacking.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The superhero movie I watched that felt like it was supposed to feel, i.e., fun, good, sad, grand.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The just okay, sometimes good movies that were still movies, so yeah, movies.

Tender Bar, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, Cha Cha Real Smooth

And one really bad and unnecessary one.

Cheaper By The Dozen (the remake, why, I don't know)

The almost really good movies I was more than happy enough to see during a year where I went to way more movies in the theater than last year (even if I watched some of these at home), though I'll never see enough movies to satisfy my movie Jones regardless.

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, Kimi, Bullet Train, Hustle, Glass Onion, Causeway, Elvis, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Well-crafted movies I really liked.

The Batman, After Yang (which also led me to Columbus, nice), Prey, Nope, The Menu, The Whale

The best crafted movies of the year that weren't quite my favorite movie of the year.

Tár, Aftersun, Armageddon Time, The Banshees of Inisherin,

The quite well-crafted movie that may be the best movie of the year.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

But the movie that ultimately, probably, touched me the most in a year when I didn't quite wholly or truly fall in love with anything, and just happens to be made by Steven Spielberg, again, sigh.

The Fabelmans

Also, a nod to the movie I was possibly most looking forward to, and did not disappoint, at all, even if it isn’t necessarily on the same level as many of the terrific movies above.

Top Gun: Maverick

Also, documentaries.

Except, no, none this past year, and not sure what’s up with that.

Movies I still plan to see.

All Quiet on the Western Front, Women Talking

New music which I did a way better job of finding this year, way better, mostly thank you to the Apple Music account we added in 2021 (which is not a plug, just a reality), that I was mostly really happy with, starting with musicians I already listened to.

Big Time / Angel Olsen, Only the Strong Survive / Bruce Springsteen, Cruel Country / WILCO, Renaissance / Beyonce, RTJ / CU4TRO, Tom Petty - Live at the Fillmore 1997 / Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Joel Live at Yankee Stadium / Billy Joel, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers / Kendrick Lamar, Traumazine / Megan Thee Stallion

Music and artists quite new to me that I really loved. Which includes loads of country and alt-country (is that still a thing). And yes, there was a lot of it.

Learn to Fly / The Whitmore Sisters, First Generation American / Elliah Heifetz, Wet Leg / Wet Leg, Growing Up / The Linda Lindas, Super Champion / Otoboke Beaver, A Walk Around the Sun / Erika Lewis, Everything Was Beautiful / Spiritualized, Preacher’s Daughter / Ethel Cain, This Is a Photograph / Kevin Morby, Farm to Table / Bartees Strange, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You / Big Thief, Summer Mix 2022 / Braxe + Falcon, The Spur / Joan Shelley, Peculiar Missouri / Willi Carlisle, Killers in Neverland / 4s4ki, Vol. II / Watkins Family Hour, Too Late for Edelweiss / The Tallest Man on Earth, Lavender Days / CAAMP, Stick Season / Noah Kahan, Feel Like Going Home / Miko Marks & The Ressurectors, Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven / Tyler Childers, Cherry / Daphni

Music I got to listen to live after starting to go again in 2021 (outdoors then, of course), and so much more of it, outdoors, again, and indoors too, finally, as well.

Satsang @ Big Sky, MT (with the Steph Patton, Valerie Roche & Centerstone crew), Linda Linda’s / Japanese Breakfast / Lucy Dacus / Mitski @ Pitchfork (with the Jerry Brennan & Tortoise Books + the Noah Tanzer, sort of), Sharon Van Etten / Angel Olson @ The Salt Shed, Billy Bragg @ The Vic (with the Pete Anderson)

Music I got to listen to live with the Myles Tanzer that was the love.

Carly Rae Jepsen @ Aragon Ballroom

Music I got to listen to live with the Jason Fisk that was loud and spectacular and many years in the making.

Rage Against the Machine (+ RTJ) @ United Center

Music I got to listen to live, by myself, and changed my life for the better.

The Ike Reilly Assassination @ Lincoln Hall

Television shows I kept on watching, finished watching or caught-up on after I fell behind, that were actually, mostly, usually very good, and got in the way of reading, thinking, getting work done and sometimes sleeping, but ultimately made me very happy.

Cobra Kai, Euphoria, Woke, Russian Doll, The Other Two, The Wilds, Barry, Hacks, Stranger Things, The Boys, Breeders, Love, Victor, Never Have I Ever, Dead to Me, Sort Of, Ramy, Reservation Dogs

Great shows where the second season was somehow even better than the first one.

White Lotus

Great shows where the second season was maybe not as good as the first one. It was not.

Only Murders in the Building

Shows that I caught-up on, or mostly, that I enjoyed.

Starstruck (Season One anyway), South Side (Seasons One and Two, and with the Noah Tanzer, yo)

Shows I caught-up on in their entirety that yes, I really loved, and so did everyone else.

Derry Girls

Television shows that ended, that were exceptional, and I'm going to miss watching.

Ozark, Search Party

The television show that ended, that was like nothing else on television and I will really miss watching.


The television show that ended, was by far one of my most favorite shows, possibly ever, and I will profoundly miss watching.

Better Things

Limited run shows surprisingly good and gripping.

Black Bird

Limited run shows surprisingly good and addictive.

The Dropout

Limited run shows I couldn't bear to miss a moment of and possibly cared too much about. No, fuck that, one could never care too much about it.

The January 6th Committee Hearings

Limited Run shows that started well, and maybe didn’t finish that well.

The Resort

New shows not so great, but I watched with the Myles Tanzer anyway.

How I Met Your Father

New shows mostly quite good (or good enough).

Single Drunk Female, Life & Beth, The Afterparty, The Old Man

New shows really good.

Somebody Somewhere, Severance, Dark Winds, Heartstopper

New shows that were so awesomely good.

Abbott Elementary, Rap Sh!t, Bad Sisters

And the new show that was so shockingly good and fun.

The Bear

The one Marvel show I watched, which was fine, even if I wanted it to be better.

Moon Knight

During a year I didn’t watch nearly any docuseries (or single documentary-style shows), I did watch one that was spectacular and heartbreaking.

We Need to Talk About Cosby

Also, a television thing, watched with the Noah Tanzer, which may or may have been intended as an event, but was, all stunning, spell-binding and glorious.

Rothaniel / Jarrod Carmichael

Live theater, again, for only a moment, masked, and stressful, but on Broadway (or anywhere), and terrific.

Actually none, sad.

However, there was a live interview that I attended with the Judy Tanzer and it was sublime.

Jim Jarmusch interviewed by Jonathan Ames @ the Music Box Theater as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Art exhibits, quite a few less than 2021, which seems odd and too bad, though what did happen, happened with the Debra Pritzker Tanzer, which is nice.

Nick Cave / Forothermore @ the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Cezanne / The Art Institute of Chicago

The podcasts I still listen to again and again, if sometimes inconsistently at that and maybe less regularly than usual, while adding nothing new.

WTF with Marc Maron, Other People with Brad Listi, The Slate Culture Gabfest


And Now for the Myles Tanzer...

Movies I Wish That Were Better.

Disenchanted. Not Okay. Senior Year.

Finally Got Around to Some Music Docs.

Love. Lizzo. Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me. Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known.

Movies I Watched … with My Roommates.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. Monster High: The Movie. The School for Good and Evil.

Movies I Saw with Queen Roya Lippe.

Bros. Don’t Worry Darling. Ticket to Paradise. Till.

Movies I Saw on Dates… That Didn’t Work Out.

Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness. Pearl.

Movies I Saw Alone… in My Bedroom… or on the Couch.

Causeway. Do Revenge. Emily the Criminal. Falling for Christmas. Scream. Turning Red.

Movies That Left Me an Emotional Wreck.

Aftersun. The Whale.

Horror Movies that Restored My Faith in the Horror Genre.

Barbarian. Bodies Bodies Bodies. The Menu.

Movies That Aren’t Horror Movies. But If You Think About It They Could Be.

The Banshees of Inisherin. Bones and All. Nope. TÁR.

Rom Coms that Restored My Faith in Roms Coms.

Crush. I Want You Back.

Rom Com that I Wish Restored My Faith in Rom Coms.

Look Both Ways. Marry Me.

Movies That I Finally Watched that are My New Faves.

Arrival. How to Lose a Guy in 1o Day. Hunt for the Wilderpeople. It Follows. Shiva Baby. Thelma and Louise.

Movies That I Finally Watched that Were Fine Being Unwatched.

Annabelle Comes Home. The Curse of La Llorona. Fifty Shades of Grey.

One of the Best Things to Come Out of the Tanzer Road Trip.

Matilda the Musical.

The Worst Movie I Sat Through with My Family.

Cheaper by the Dozen.

The Best Jewish-Centric Movies I Sat Through with My Family.

The Fabelmans. Armageddon Time.

The Best LGBTQIA+ Centric Movies I Sat Through with My Family.

Fire Island.

My Top Three Movies of the Year That I Won’t Disclose the Order Of.

Everything Everywhere All at Once. Glass Onion. Top Gun: Maverick.

My Favorite Movie Performances.

Cate Blanchett (TÁR). Hong Chau (The Menu & The Whale). Madelyn Cline (Glass Onion). Frankie Corio (Aftersun). Daniel Craig (Glass Onion). Danielle Deadwyler (Till). Ralph Fiennes (The Menu). Brendan Fraser (The Whale). Brenden Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin). Mia Goth (Pearl & X). Anne Hathaway (Armageddon Time). Anthony Hopkin (Armageddon Time). Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once). Gabriel LaBelle (The Fabelmans). Lashana Lynch (Matilda the Musical). Paul Mescal (Aftersun). Janelle Monáe (Glass Onion). Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once). Taylor Russell (Bones and All) Rachel Sennott (Bodies Bodies Bodies). Sadie Sink (The Whale). Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans). Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once).


Shows I SUGGESTED My Roommates Watch with Me.

A Friend of the Family. Archive 81. Black Bird. Candy. Dahmer. The Dropout. Euphoria. The Girl From Plainville. The Hill House of Bly Manor. Manifest. Masterchef Junior. Midnight Club. Midnight Mass. Sharp Objects. The Watcher.

RuPaul Charles Owned My Life.

Canada’s Drag Race. Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs The World. Espana’s Drag Race. RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: UK vs The World.

Shows That DEVOURED Me.

Abbott Elementary. Hacks. Heartstopper. The Sex Lives of College Girls. The Summer I Turned Pretty. The White Lotus: Sicily.

Since Noah and I Need More Shows to Watch.

The Boys. Veep.

Shows That Kept Me Sane When I Had COVID… TWICE.

Search Party. Sex and the City. Snowflake Mountain.

Thank You Ben Tanzer.

Bad Sisters. The Leftovers. Orphan Black.

For My Love of Australian Television.

Heartbreak High. RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.

Of Course Some Shows Had to Disappoint.

And Just Like That. The Bachelorette. Glow Up. How I Met Your Father. The Wilds.

Wait This Is Actually Good.

Boo Bitch. Maggie. Outer Banks. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. Wednesday.

I Don’t Remember the Previous Seasons.

Derry Girls. Stranger Things.

My Favorite TV Performances.

Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary). Jennifer Coolidger (The White Lotus: Sicily). Kit Conner (Heartstopper). Hannah Einbinder (Hacks). Taron Egerton (Black Bird). Meghann Fahy (The White Lotus: Sicily). Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird). Sharon Horgan (Bad Sisters). Janelle James (Abbott Elementary). Jenna Ortega (Wednesday). Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus: Sicily). Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary). Amanda Seyfriend (The Dropout). Alia Shawkat (Search Party). Sadie Sink (Stranger Things). Jean Smart (Hacks). Zendaya (Euphoria).


Albums I Couldn’t Stop Playing.

emails i can’t send (Sabrina Carpenter). Harry’s House (Harry Styles). Renaissance (Beyoncé).

Forgot About After One Listen.

5SOS (5 Seconds of Summer) . Come Home the Kids Miss You (Jack Harlow). Traumatize (Megan Thee Stallion).

Helped make a 13 Hour Road Trip Go by Faster.

Good Person (Ingrid Andress), Skin Tight (Raevyn Lenae),

Indie Girls 2022 Unite Albums.

CRASH (Charli XCX). Everything To Everyone (Reneé Rapp). Hold The Girl (Rina Sawayama). The Loneliest Time (Carly Rae Jepsen).

For Brothern Noah.

SOS (SZA). age/sex/location (Ari Lennox).

Oh Yeah. That Album.

Midnights (Taylor Swift). Special (Lizzo).


BEYONCÉ (Beyoncé). E•MO•TION (Carly Rae Jepsen). Punisher (Phoebe Bridgers). Rumors (Fleetwood Mac).

Had to Listen to for the 2022 Album.

SAWAYAMA (Rina Sawayama). Shea Butter Baby (Ari Lennox).

2022 Songs on Constant Repeat.

About Damn Time (Lizzo). Beg For You. (Charli XCX). BREAK MY SOUL (Beyoncé). Cardboard Box (FLO). Cold Heart (Elton John). Coldplay (Lizzo). CUFF IT (Beyoncé). Every Rule (Charli XCX). How Do You Love Somebody (Why Don’t We). In The Kitchen (Reneé Rapp). Lavender Haze (Taylor Swift). Music For a Sushi Restaurant (Harry Styles). Nonsense (Sabrina Carpenter). PURE/HONEY (Beyoncé). Super Freaky Girl (Nicki Minaj). Sweet Nothing (Taylor Swift). Sweetest Pie (Megan Thee Stallion). Talking to Yourself (Carly Rae Jepsen). This Hell. Western Wind (Carly Rae Jepsen).

‘OLD’ Songs on Constant Repeat.

Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey). Coastin (Victoria Monét)’. Fantasy (Mariah Carey). Good Girls (5 Seconds of Summer). Judas (Lady Gaga). Never Tear Us Apart (Paloma Faith). OK (Wallows). Personal (HRVY). Pressure (Ari Lennox). Stacy’s Mom (Fountains of Wayne). Supernova (Kylie Minogue). The Sweet Escape (Gwen Stefani). telepatía (Kali Uchis).

FInally Saw Live Music.

5 Seconds of Summer. Carly Rae Jepsen. Charli XCX. DJO. Dominic Fike. Dua Lipa. Glass Animals.


Totally Forgot I Read That Book.

One of Us Is Lying. We Are Liars.

We Didn’t Need a Sequel.

One of Us is Next.


Carrie Soto is Back. Daisy Jones and The Six. . Malibu Rising. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

…But the Show Was Really Good.

The Summer I Turned Pretty.


Most finally, there are many people to thank for making this a good year (or just rule in general) in spite of all that has been going on and feels like it still will be. And I'm most definitely overlooking some, a lot maybe, and I apologize for that, but there you go.

Ryan W. Bradley, Steve Lafler, Lavinia Ludlow, Rob Funderburk, Greg Olear, John Barrios, Joseph G. Peterson, Michael Seidlinger, Gabino Iglesias, Adam Lawrence, Dave McNamara, Mike Smolarek, Beth Gilstrap, Duncan MacKenzie, Andrew Keating, Avner Landes, Matty Byloos, Michael Czyzniejewski, Sari Botton, Ken Wohlrob, Mike Keren, Myles and Noah Tanzer, Leza Cantoral, David Masciotra, Clayton Smith, Bryanna Tartt, Alisha Bashaw, Mel Bosworth, Paul Cohen, Joshua Chaplinksy, Lee Matthew Goldberg, Todd Summar, Megan Stielstra, Hosho McCreesh, W. Todd Kaneko, Jim Warner, Mathieu Cailler, David S. Atkinson, Emory Easton, Debbie Pritzker, Steve Eisner, BL Pawelek, Mallory Smart, James Yates, Larry Rosen, Kristin Fouquet, Clayton Smith, Seth Berg, Maggie Manoyan, Elizabeth Coffey, Mark Wish, Amber Sparks, James Tate Hill, Elizabeth Crane, Mike McClelland-Williamson, Lori Jakiela, Robert Vaughan, Jerry Stahl, Gregory L. Norris, Michael Gillan Maxwell, Meg Tuite, Chris Linkenbach, Robert Duffer, Kathy Haueisen, Coco Picard, Brian Alan Ellis, Nat Kimber, Keir Graff, Luke Jerod Kummer, Emma Irving, Jackson Bliss, Joanna Topor MacKenzie, Jeff Linkenbach, Matt Rowan, Mike DeCapite, Jacob S. Knabb, Jason Behrends, Andrew DeYoung, Jason Pettus, Joanna C. Valente, Moeses Soulright, Anthony Michael Morena, Brad Wolff, Amber Griffith, Bob Hartley, Shifra Malka, Joanna Shroeder, Barbara Newman, Leah Jones, Johnny Misfit, Greg Gerding, Paul Lamb, Trish McDonald, Victor David Giron, The Book Cellar, Gretchen Kalwinski, Michael Paige Glover, Jennifer Banash, Bill O'Neill, City Lit Books, Marilyn Atlas, Matt Fitzpatrick, Art Edwards, Judith Tanzer, Kimberly Ann Southwick, Erika T. Wurth, Leesa Cross-Smith, bBrian Gresko, Beth Splaine, Garret Schuelke, Shaindel Beers, Chris L. Terry, Kara Vernor, Adam Tanzer, Patricia Ann McNair, Glen Binger, Ali Gray, Sean Beaudoin, Sean H. Doyle, Ken Sherman, John Reed, Jerry Brennan, Serena Makofsky, Callie Nelson, Lauren Becker, David Legere, Marisa Siegel, Andrew Farkas, Brad Listi, Robert James Russell, Jenny Bhatt, Brian Gresko, Lori Hettler, Sharyn Skeeter, Tobias Carroll, Leah Angstman, Christian Winn, Angelique Pesce, Charita Cole Brown, Brad King, Spencer Dew, Glen Binger, Neile Parisi, Steve Karas, Aubrey Cox Warner, Sarina Prabasi, Amanda Headlee, Barry Graham, Jennifer Steele, Wendy C. Ortiz, Matt Winkler, Dave Newman, Jeremy T. Wilson, Donald Quist, Christine Maul Rice, D. Foy, Ben Drevlow, JH Palmer, Cari Luna, Amber Griffin, Shawn Henry, Elaine Soloway, Rachel Slotnick, Judith Krummeck, Behn Reza, Alex Rhodes, Largehearted Boy, Cyn Vargas, Colin Hosten, Anne Poirier, Tim Drown, Greg Santos, Joe Starr, Joe Thompson, Allison Joseph, Alan Heathcock, Tony Brunelli, Tara Fishler, Keith Lesmeister, Sara Lippmann, Spencer Fleury, Grace Agnew, Mikaela Shea Fowler, Ariel Rudolph, Giano Cromley, Zoe Zolbrod, Dawn Hogan, Kali VanBaale, Tom Williams, Jennifer Pastiloff, Joshua Mohr, Jackson Bliss, Deborah Greenhut, Neil Elman, Amy Danzer, Patrick Wensink, Nicholas Barron, Exile in Bookville, Daniel C. Nester, Maria Price, Robert Tomaino, Eileen Joyce Donovan, Ashley Marie Farmer, Paul Lamb, Stuart Ross, Steph Rogers, Chauncey Fitzsimmons, Alice Kaltman, Paul Cohen, Kacy Tellesen, Susan Messing, Rick Kogan, Amy Guth, Khloe Karova, Jeff Pfaller, Emily Schultz, Shaindel Beers, Christine Eberle, Volumes Bookcafe, Susan Messing, Jonathan Evison, Leland Cheuk, Rebecca George, Robert James Russell, Donald G. Evans, Matt Covert, Christina Beauchemin, Davis Schneiderman, Ray Charbonneau, Sam Slaughter, Gina Frangello, Steph Post, Rachel Hyman, Nick Ostdick, Len Kuntz, Pete Anderson, Terry Hiner, Alicia Del Real, Ryan Elliott Smith, Pam Hoadley, the Tomaloff's, Paula Bomer, Brandon Will, Melissa Faliveno, J. Bradley, Jason Fisk, Gint Aras, Yogi Roth, Eric Spitznagle, Beth Gilstrap, Charles Rubner, Ryan Ridge, Lee L. Krecklow, Keidra Chaney, Christopher Bowen, Liz Mason, Chris Tarry, David Olimpio, Jessica Kashiwabara, Christoph Paul, Ines Bellina, Jon Papernick