* Why Captain America had to die.
"What killed Captain America was not a sniper's bullet," writes Ari Emanuel in the Huffington Post, a popular liberal blog. "In reality it was the toxic state of Mr Bush and Cheney's America. It's hard to be a star-spangled Super Soldier these days. Given the lip-service-only support this administration gives our troops, the patriotic hero would have to fight evil with a substandard red, white and blue shield, and be stop-lossed into an endless tour of duty."
*Philip Pullman on the big-screen adaptation
of The Golden Compass.
* Jonathan Lethem's just givin' it away
: "On May 15th I’ll give away a free option on the film rights to my novel You Don’t Love Me Yet
to a selected filmmaker."