November 2014: The Recommender

What are you loving this month?

November 2014: The Recommender
Dave Karger recommends the band St. Lucia, Seen here performing during the Forecastle Music Festival at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky. [St. Lucia Photo: Amy Harris, Corbis; Kathleen Davis Photo: Roslyn Julia, Rebecca Solnit Photo: courtesy of On Au]

1. Egypt Sherrod
Host of HGTV’s Property Virgins



“It’s a home-security device with an HD video camera and sensors to track motion, air quality, temperature, sound, vibration, and activity. And it’s controlled from your phone.”

2. Jon Housman

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 2014

“This book series is great bedside reading. It’s miles away from whatever might be happening at work, and it’s creatively sti­m­ulating, seeing as each story exists in its own ‘universe.’ ”


3. Dave Karger
Chief correspondent, Fandango

When the Night, by St. Lucia

“I grew up on ’80s New Wave, and this up-and-coming South African singer and multi-instrumentalist (real name: Jean-Philip Grobler) instantly transports me back while still sounding current. Just try to listen to a track like ‘Wait For Love’ without smiling.”

4. Danielle Snyder
Cofounder, Dannijo

Photo: Philip Lee Harvey, Corbis


“With its 10-minute guided meditations, this app makes meditating more manageable and easier to fit into your schedule. Sometimes when I’ve had a tough day I listen to it on my ride home from work.”

5. Paul Montoy-Wilson
Product manager, Yahoo Aviate


“This amazing, free chat tool has become one of my favorite productivity apps. It helps our team be transparent and easily collaborate so that we can keep everyone up to date on our progress.”


6. Reshma Saujani
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Ingalls Photography


“I’m addicted to this chain’s salads. I keep trying to game the line and get there at just the right time, but I haven’t perfected it.”