Drew Toal and I kick off The Digest’s final week in Brooklyn with a discussion of Grand Theft Auto V, an obscure indie game that saw a quiet release last month. This was a tricky one for me, and not just because it’s hard to pick and choose what you’d like to discuss about such a vast game in a 10-minute video. My feelings about the game varied wildly from moment to moment—I often found it revolting one minute and sublime the next. This yo-yo effect is disorienting, but in the end I had to admire the game on the whole for succeeding in so many of its ambitions even as some parts of it seemed to lack any ambition at all.
My feelings were less mixed on the matter of kale chips. The theme this week is Park Slope cuisine—the upscale hippie snacks I see all over my thoroughly gentrified neck of the Brooklyn woods. I’ve seen these kale chips any number of times, but I’ve never been brave enough to eat them. Until now.