Today’s too beautiful for anything but links
by Erin Madsen
Today’s blog post has been called on account of awesome weather.
For you reading pleasure, consider:
- The Vulture’s expert editors picked the brackets. Now and every day until March 23rd, Facebook fans get to vote, “What’s the Best TV Drama of the Last 25 Years?“
- Chuck Wending has a list of 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing (Right Fucking Now). No surprise – “Keep it brief” didn’t make the cut.
- Adam Gopnik at the New Yorker reads reads Elaine Pagels’s “Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation” and discovers all the subtextual drama you’d expect from the original Big Budget Blockbuster.
- Matthew Klickstein interviews the original brains of Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”, and all I want to know is what’s the weird thing that happens when you hang out at a bar with Big Pete?
- Yes, we all know that TV needlessly leaves a lot of female talent out in the cold because it can’t get its collective head out of its collective ass. Jane Esponson reminds us why just knowing the obvious ain’t enough.
- NPR’s Morning Edition covers Alexander Payne’s Ordinary Day. 10,000 Omahans flip the dial back to Todd & Tyler with quiet, understated grace.
- Michael Boyd tells us about the racially-motivated murder of Joe Henson, and his daughter’s fight, 40 years later, to find his killer.
- Paul Pillar states the obvious – We Can Live with a Nuclear Iran – but it’s still nice to have the facts all in order, isn’t it?