- Escapism is the Highest Form of Art rants io9 contributor Charlie Anders.
- io9 has posted an expansive gallery of Concept Art that Reimagines the Greatest Space Epics.
- Superpunch has posted a great gallery of Fallout Lego Minifigs.
- Topless Robot’s list of The 6 Best and 6 Worst Comic Book Vehicles needs more of Cobra’s arsenal, but is otherwise still a nice walk down memory lane.
- Time has come up with a bizarrely over-obvious list of the Top Ten Graphic Novels.
- News: The recent firings and hirings of studio executives at Disney and elsewhere point to a widespread corporate panic amid sharp declines in DVD sales.
- Hero Complex wonders Can ‘The Hobbit’ escape the towering shadow of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, then roundly argues against it.
- Mental Floss remembers 10 Film Set Tragedies.
- SciFi Wire claims that the 7 Things Spike Jonze changed in Where the Wild Things Are are “good things,” but I disagree. That book is perfect the way it is.
- The Telegraph interviews Harry Potter star Harry Melling on life after Dudley Dursley. Believe it or not, he’s still working in show business.
- There’s a great montage of Cinema’s Top Human Villains over on YouTube. Check out the sidebar if you can’t put a name to a face.
- Star Wars Uncut is a site organizing a co-operative fan based remake of the original space opera in fifteen-second intervals.
- Tor.com discusses Steampunk as Subculture… mainly, the difficulty of identifying what culture steampunk is a part of.
- The University of Florida is all set for a Zombie attack, thanks to the Zombie Attack Disaster Preparedness Simulation Exercise that was recently posted alongside plans for hurricanes and criminals loose on campus.
- The American Library Association is offering up a guide to the shit-storm that is The Google Books Settlement, entitled Who is Filing and What are They Saying? [PDF] After a summary of the case, the following half-dozen pages contain charts of who has filed in support of the settlement, and who has filed in opposition, along with brief notes about their reasons.
- Ouch! Turns out, Princeton Students Don’t Like Free Kindles.
- The New York Times discusses the treatment of “orphan” works in the proposed settlement between Google and the Authors Guild in the essay, Advantage Google.
- Yet again, the publishing industry proves it has absolutely no imagination with a new set of near-identical covers. This time around, the covers feature crouching women with their midriffs hidden.
- News: NBC picks up J.J. Abrams’ new spy drama.
- Doctor Who has gotten itself a new logo to go with its new Doctor. In my opinion, it’s the least retro logo in the series yet.
- Entertainment Weekly wonders Where did Dollhouse go Wrong? But they also admit that “the blame can’t be put on Whedon’s shoulders alone.”
- io9 reminds us of 10 Reasons Not to Bring Someone Back from the Dead.
- io9 reveals that Joss Whedon wrote a Mind-Transplant Script before Dollhouse.
- Time picks the Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes.
- Crispy Gamer reveals The Truth Behind 10 Great Videogame Myths.
- Robert Yang on the homophobic response to his Half-Life 2 mod Handle With Care.
- Online Colleges offers a directory of 100 Great Web Sites for Poetry Lovers.
- Thinking ahead to November, The Paperback Writer has posted a set of NaNoWriMo Badges for writers to display on their blogs.
- Victoria Strauss shares a few Thoughts on Self-Promotion and Searching for Publishers on the Internet.