In this week’s Reader, we caved and did a Valentine’s Day issue. But it turned out really well, and Julia Thiel, Kevin Warwick, and Sam Worley did an excellent job putting this feature together. Start at our table of contents page and work your way through—I promise that you will be entertained. Come back to the Bleader this week to submit your own responses to I Saw Yous, and check out Regrets Week, next week’s edition of “Variations on a Theme.”

Michael Miner expounds on the “connection” between Obama and Saul Alinsky.

In Mudville, Mick Dumke ponders why he roots for losers.

And it might be overkill with the Valentine’s Day issue, but just in case, here’s Savage Love.