NYC as Middle Earth — welcome to the Mines of Astoria (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• The worst thing about Travers is the fact that he writes for Rolling Stone, which is otherwise so respected as a journalistic outlet. Why does RS employee a quote whore as film critic? A fondness for raves makes movie critic Peter Travers the king of the blurbs

• I haven’t read this essay, but I don’t need to in order to have an opinion about it. (No, seriously, my buddy Eric Snider nails overethusiastic and under-clued-in fans.) Don’t Listen to the Movie Critics Who Say Negative Things About The Hobbit!

• The Force is strong with this. Er, wait… The Colbert Report’s New York City as Middle-earth Map

NYC as Middle Earth

• With so much film criticism today considered “voluntary” — as in unpaid, done during one’s free time — *this* is why the field is dominated by men. Invisible women 2: Cognitive Surplus

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