This discussion of Star Trek: Into Darkness
has an intriguing treatment of prequels v. reboots along with a bunch of great lines, many spoilery, along with a reaction from Henry Jenkins that is interesting in its own right. My only hitch—and I have done this too many times myself, so it’s mostly a note for myself—was tripping over “‘the Captain’s Chair’ has been occupied by an American (Kirk); a European (Picard); an African-American (Sisko);”—because doesn’t it have to be “a white American (Kirk),” at a minimum?
Women by the Wayside:
on the invisibility of women on the road (and the violence against them).
This person has gone so far past pedantry that s/he’s come out the other side into awesomeness
: Why two spaces after a period isn’t wrong (or, the lies typographers tell about history).( Mary Roach, immigrants as superheroes, David Sedaris, Washington crosses the Delaware, NYC trash collectors, the errors of seeking security, McKinley's death )