For Your Consideration

Improved apps, best short stories and "the Google of food"

WEB | If you cook any food and use this thing called the Internet, you will soon swoon over YUMMLY, if you haven't already. It's been dubbed the Google of Food, and for good reason. Its customized features get smarter the more you use them. It allows you to scan and discover new recipes in an endless stream à la Pinterest, but also personalizes results according to likes and dislikes, diets and allergies. Want to eat like a caveman or perhaps like a small bird? No problem. You can even find what recipes are popular in your area.

MOBILE | Speaking of bad-ass websites, the INLANDER has just launched a new mobile site. (Visit on your phone and it should automatically redirect you; bookmark it, and it'll save a shortcut on your home screen.) The new interface still prioritizes our powerful search functions — allowing you to find local events, movie times, restaurants and more — and of course it displays our best and newest content. But you'll also find helpful shortcuts to slideshows of our award-winning photography as well as contests where you can win free stuff. We're still beta-testing the site, so please send feedback to

BOOK | Want to read more books, but don't have the attention span for The Goldfinch? We can relate. We're reading THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2014, a curated collection of short fiction from the best outlets, including the New Yorker, the Paris Review, McSweeney's and Granata. Guest editor and novelist Jennifer Egan has created an anthology heavy enough to feel important — with stories about anxiety, betrayal and love — with enough whimsy to keep a reader going. Favorite story: Lauren Groff's "At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners." ♦

Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 11
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About The Author

Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries is the editor of the Inlander. In that position, he oversees editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributes his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew up in Spokane Valley...