A few items of interest:
* John Scalzi on "Science Fiction at the 2011 Oscars."
* Speaking of the Academy Awards, can I just say how happy I was to see Winter's Bone honored? If you haven't seen this elegant, understated Gothic film set in the Ozarks, I recommend it. Here's an article on the film as an American (and Southern) Gothic work at The Gothic Imagination.
* Jack Seabrook on "Two Lost Stories by Frederic Brown."
* TheOneRing.net and Galatia Films have created the "Hobbit in 5" YouTube Channel where viewers can see the latest news and rumors from the forthcoming The Hobbit film in convenient five-minute HD videos.
* I'm not entirely convinced that this qualifies as bookstore genre fail.
And happy early birthday wishes to reynardine and arisbe. May you both have a great day and a wonderful year to come!
With apologies to... oh, just about everybody (ha!)... here's Julian Smith's "I'm Reading a Book."
"Education never ends Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last."
- Sherlock Holmes, "The Red Circle," Arthur Conan Doyle