Weekend Reading List: Pillow Love

Pillow talk, literally:

PHENOMENON: Love in 2-D, by Lisa Katayama, The New York Times
For some Japanese men, body-pillow girlfriends based on comic-book
characters now take the place of the real thing....

Metro music:

Pearls Before Breakfast, by Gene Weingarten, Washington Post
Can one of the nation's great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour?

A note from Mom:

What, Mom worry? by Linda Matchan, The Boston Globe