Four things our A&E writers are loving this week

Get through the week with New York-style pizza or a campy horror comedy.

A&E Staff

Feeling burnt out by the semester? To get you through this mid-October lull, watch a horror film or two, eat some pizza and revisit some iconic music reviews.

“The Love Witch”: This supernatural tale that feels like it belongs in the 80’s but was actually a product of 2016 follows Elaine, a young and beautifully broken witch who seeks love and death in her romantic partners. Through her escapades, she meets a slew of eligible bachelors and married men, each with their own set of romantic dilemmas. The story is melodramatic and Elaine’s wardrobe is eclectic enough to carry you through this campy horror/comedy. Watch on Amazon Prime.

“Zodiac” (2007): In recent true crime news, a group of cold-case investigators claimed to have identified the Zodiac Killer over 50 years after he committed a string of murders in San Francisco. If this trending story has rekindled your interest in the case, we recommend going back and watching the movie “Zodiac” from 2007. This thriller follows investigators and journalists who become obsessed with cracking the case, grappling with clues and cryptic messages on their hunt for the Zodiac’s identity. If you want to try and unravel the mystery yourself, or even if you just want some Jake Gyllenhaal content, “Zodiac” is a must-watch this week.

Slice Inc.: Are you a firm believer that nothing compares to a sweet slice of just-greasy-enough New York ‘za? If so, you need to add this recently-opened, Black-owned pizza restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis to your rotation immediately. Slice Inc., “home of the classic slice”, serves pizza by the slice along with whole pies. They offer the option to walk up and order at the order window or place one ahead of time online for takeout, curbside or delivery.

Pitchfork’s 25th Anniversary Celebration: Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Pitchfork’s pretentious hot takes have been influential on cultural criticism and music, especially indie music, in the quarter century since its Minneapolis conception. This week they are celebrating that legacy with new articles that re-score some of their old reviews, highlight notable micro-genres, celebrate 200 of the most important artists and much more. Even if you have long since grown tired of Pitchfork’s sometimes overly objective (and often rude) critiques of something as ultimately subjective as music, it’s still fun to read their self-aware reflections on the beginning of their notorious blog. And honestly, Pitchfork’s at its best when it’s just a lil’ rude.