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omg: Neil Gaiman turns in his ‘Doctor Who’ script

From Neil Gaiman’s own Twitpic feed: That’s Gaiman on the right, Steven Moffat in the middle, and Richard Curtis (who will also be contributing a script to an upcoming series of Doctor Who) on the left. (Thanks to the many readers, including Kat and Keith, who sent me this via email and Facebook.) That’s pretty … more…

all I want for Christmas is whuffie

If you’ve read Cory Doctorow’s awesome near-future science fiction novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.], then you know what whuffie is. If you haven’t, here’s the gist: The novel takes place in a “post-scarcity” world, where the basic needs of life and lots of its luxuries are freely available … more…

question of the day: Would you check your cell phone at a movie?

I’ve discussed before the pointless security procedures critics have to go through, sometimes, in order to get into a press screening, such as having our belongings searched for recording devices. The most ridiculous thing that happens, at some screenings, is that “security guards” collect cell phones with cameras and hold them till the movie’s over. … more…