NEW BOOK ALERT

What the world needs is a 680-page, three-pound humor anthology. KEEP SCROLLING TILL YOU FEEL SOMETHING: TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF HUMOR FROM McSWEENEY’S INTERNET TENDENCY is now available for preorder.

Traig & McGrath, Shut-In Detectives

Not long ago, Peter McGrath and Jenny Traig, cousins, left their jobs to become self-declared shut-in detectives, and invited readers to send in their mysteries. It did not surprise the Shut-Ins one bit when the bulk of these letters came from their own relatives, because that’s just the kind of people they are. Herewith, a selection from their family-correspondence case files.