Every week my browser gets cluttered up with tabs for stuff that I stumble across and figure I might be able to use as a Question of the Day or a WTF Thought for the Day or grist for some other post. And inevitably, I end the week with most of that material unused. But there’s no reason to let this stuff go to waste: I can still share it with you, for your amusement, and start the new week with a clean slate.
Herewith this week’s leftover links, in no particular order:
In a World of Online News, Burnout Starts Younger
Design Within Reach Launches Mad Men Contest
Jeff Bezos: “Kindle Format Has Now Overtaken the Hardcover Format”
Amazon and that old fudging figures manoeuvre
‘Inception,’ that ending, and where critics go wrong
Much Ado About Rachel Maddow’s Smokin’ Hotness
The ‘Decision’ dilemma: By ceding control to Team LeBron, ESPN raised ethical issues, damaged its credibility
Writers Explain What It’s Like Toiling on the Content Farm
UK independent films facing tough times
Brad Pitt to play lead role in World War Z
Girl With Dragon Tattoo: Final Five for Lisbeth Salander
Is Mad Men The New Sex and the City?
Joss Whedon confirms he will direct “Avengers”
Man decked out in Darth Vader mask robs NY bank
Celebrity Stalkers Have A Type
Dear Drapers: A letter to ‘Mad Men’s’ first family from the Black maid
The Return Of I Spit On Your Grave’s Rape And Revenge Fantasies
Where Are the Darias?
Hollywood fears the 3D bubble has already burst
Del Toro to fans: ‘If you see me…accost me’
Why does Michelle Rodriguez always get killed off? We asked her
Marion Cotillard in ‘Inception’: Is she the good wife? Or the bad? Does she even have a personality?
Star Trek Sequel to Shoot in January, or not Until Summer 2011?
Scientologists Take Anti-Anderson Cooper Fight to Google
How Inception proves the art of baffling films does make sense