- The Awl continues the longstanding tradition of being awesome with an awesome series called "Understudies," long-form essays about various musicals including one by my pal Jaime Green about Spring Awakening, which I fully admit I have never seen. (The show, not the essay. I read the essay, and it rules)
- Jo Walton (who also rules: read Farthing and Ha'penny right now, do not pass GO, do not collect $200) asks why Susannah Clarke's (rule-y) novel Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell hasn't been more influential over on tor.com
And, finally most important of all:
- CENTURION IS ON VIDEO-ON-DEMAND. This is, for those of you who don't follow these things, a) a Neil Marshall movie, he of The Descent and Dog Soldiers and Doomsday b) about the Roman Ninth Legion, which disappeared in Scotland after being fucking slaughtered by a bunch of Picts c) starring everyone in life I have ever loved, including David Morrissey and Michael Fassbender. You can bet your ass this is what I'm going to be watching tomorrow morning.