If you're a fan of hand-lettering or stop-motion, you should watch this, regardless of your feelings about independent literature:

And if you're a fan of independent literature—The Stranger is independent literature!—you should know about APRIL, support APRIL, and go to APRIL. It happens the last week in March. APRIL events are spread throughout the city, including in venues that you have never, ever been to, from coffee shops and hotel lobbies and bars to parking garages under apartment buildings. (Shhh! Don't tell the property managers!) Here's Paul Constant's take on an APRIL-organized Lit Crawl last year.

If you'd like to support APRIL with cash dollars right now, they would like to give you some cool prizes. At the very least, get out your calendar and block out the week of March 25-30. You will be busy.