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Stuff I Like: Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Luke Cage,’ Wings Cafe

One of the most talked about episodes of the new season of “Black Mirror” is “San Junipero,” a romance with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (left) and Mackenzie Davis in the 1980s. Sort of.
One of the most talked about episodes of the new season of “Black Mirror” is “San Junipero,” a romance with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (left) and Mackenzie Davis in the 1980s. Sort of. .

Here’s what Kansas City Chiefs beat reporter Terez Paylor is into:

“Black Mirror”

When I was a kid, I loved the Fourth of July, and not because of the fireworks. July 4 meant “The Twilight Zone” marathon on the Sci-Fi channel, and I couldn’t get enough of it. So understand, what I’m about to say is high praise coming from me: Netflix’s “Black Mirror” is the evolutionary “Twilight Zone.” It’s a superb and cynical show about technology and the way it has changed us. Season 3 just popped up, but start with Season 1 and give it at least three episodes (though you’ll really be missing out if you skip Episodes 4 and 5). You won’t be disappointed.

Wings Cafe

I’m a classic dude, which means I’m into sports, beer and wings. And while I like all sorts of wing places around KC — including the Peanut — one of my favorites is Wings Cafe, which dubs itself an “artisan wings restaurant.” The owner, Lee, is a cool dude, and the wings (and catfish) are excellent. My favorites are the traditional buffalo and ranch and Cajun dry rubs. The original location is on Englewood Road north of the river, and a second spot at 39th and Broadway opened last year.

Snkrs

I fashion myself as a mid- to low-level sneakerhead, and my brand of choice is Nike — specifically Jordan brand. This iPhone and Android app is the way I stay up on all the newest Jordan releases. And yes, your boy has his eyes on the Space Jam 11s set to come out in December (insert fire emoji).

“Luke Cage”

Let’s see: a show about a large African-American male who likes to wear hoodies, has a deep moral code and is literally bulletproof with superhuman strength? Why yes, I’m in. Big time. Throw in the presence of two of my favorite actresses — Rosario Dawson and Simone Missick (a Detroit native and Howard U. alum, like me) — and that’s a recipe for an automatic watch on Netflix for your boy. (And just for the record, here’s how much I revere “Black Mirror”: I interrupted my “Luke Cage” watching to binge-watch the entire third season.)

Pocket

As a reporter and football junkie, I’m interested in a bunch of stories that pop up everyday, but I don’t have the time to read them right away. Pocket, however, is a lifesaver. With this app, I can scout Twitter and save a story directly to my phone. That way, when I’m on a flight and don’t have cellphone service, I can read all the things I’ve been meaning to.

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