- Project: Rooftop offers up user-submitted redesigns of Batman’s costume. The one submitted by Steve LeCouilliard about half-way down the page gets my vote. The grand prize winner looks a little too much like the Kick-Ass rendition of a Batman costume.
- Yet another mother over-reacting to comics… though I’m surprised an elementary library carried Spider-Man.
- Jay Tomio discusses her Love and Hate Relationship with Star Wars.
- Esquire magazine looks back at The Five Best Pranks Ever Filmed and Posted to YouTube.
- io9 counts down the Twenty of the Best Physicians in Science Fiction, and no, Doctor Who isn’t included in the list.
- SpaceTimeTV collects and lets you watch all the best educational videos online from full length documentaries.
- What if the Star Wars trilogy had a Dallas-style intro? Mash-up goodness.
- X-Men film hits the web on April Fools, but it’s no hoax… unless its on Warner Bros. So how did X-Men Origins: Wolverine get leaked?
- Free Fiction: Listen to “Halloween In July” by Kevin Anderson at Dunesteef.
- Author Brandon Sanderson explains how two hundred thousand words became a trilogy in the case of the next Wheel of Time book.
- Author Jeffrey Prucher points out 9 Words You Might Think Came from Science but Which Are Really from Science Fiction.
- A debate is brewing over the importance of traditional paper publishing. Over at The Daily Beast, Stephen L. Carter argues that “Books are essential to American life, and if publishing perishes, democracy itself will soon follow.” Court Merrigan of TeleRead claims, “Text is forever. Paper books are not“.
- An interesting historical aside: T.S. Eliot rejected George Orwell’s Animal Farm because he found it “unconvincing.”
- Deciding the their fight against bittorrent wasn’t making any headway, authors turn against Scribd.
- NY Books asks, “How can we navigate through the information landscape that is only beginning to come into view?” in its article on Google & the Future of Books.
- According to sources in the White House, President Barack Obama has been uncharacteristically distant and withdrawn ever since last month’s two-hour series finale of Battlestar Galactica.
- Can Second Life help teach doctors to treat patients? The Imperial College London hopes so. There, prospective doctors are treating virtual patients in game.
- CollegeHumor offers a few tongue-in-cheek ideas on How to get your girlfriend to play Videogames.