* Welcome to the last stage of capitalism: the Nobel Peace Prize has just been won
by a bank
* Best Flickr photoset ever: Warning Signs of the Future.
(Via Gravity Lens
* Peter Plagens in The Nation
has some words about art, modernism, and nationalism
. (Via A&L Daily
* Gillo Pontecorvo, director of The Battle of Algiers
(which I just watched
), has died.