A scifi story with an Amish hero? Sure, why not? Author and “off-gridder” Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania has just been tapped for feature-film development. It’s about an Amish man whose dreams of helping colonize the planet of “New Pennsylvania” are complicated by a rebel uprising.
Climb into a sinkhole of bureaucracy in Pennsylvania (no, really, it's a cave), explore San Francisco's most storied structure (not the Golden Gate bridge), and jet off to to Myanmar (or is it Burma?). Plus, SCARY CLOWNS! In this week's Urban Reads.