- Someday there will be content besides links in this space, but not today.
- Stewart and Colbert return to the airwaves*: reviews are mixed.
- SF thrives on cronyism?** . . . just like the rest of publishing and every other field of business. (Via io9.)
- Maud (and Lizzie) got to attend the premiere of The Wire’s last season. Now that’s an event worth being a little green about.
- Carolyn raises some excellent questions about that weird New Yorker piece on Raymond Carver last month.
- Maureen Johnson interviews Libba Bray about The Sweet Far Thing and the result is charming and hilarious.
- On the latest EW back page column, Mark Harris talks about the stale retreads that make up the vast majority of TV and film science fiction offerings (perhaps in this case, more deserving of the term "sci-fi"). He ultimately concludes that people not so nostalgic for the genre should be creating this stuff, but it seems to me the problem is more that broadcast SF often panders to the lowest common denominator, embracing the most simplistic of influences and ignoring richer history that could better inform it–even to react against that history–to great detriment. It often feels like the people making it don’t really like science fiction at all. But, yeah, I mostly agree that nostalgia bunnies should take a powder for a bit and see if that gets us some better movies/shows.
- Dave Elzey has a great post on boy logic and reading and the Koran.
- Tattooed piggies! (Via someone but I can’t remember who; sorry!) (Also, no way am I getting tattooed at Wiscon, Doselle. No. Freaking. Way.)
- Liz Hand brings the Buster Keaton. Guaranteed to improve your day.
- Open thread for Tiptree recs at Livejournal. Help us!
*And edrants becomes Filthy Habits: a welcome return to the tubewaves(?).
**I know the link says nepotism, but surely everyone in SF isn’t related.