Nebula and Norton Nominees!
This story about Norwegian firewood and a book and TV show about it is probably the best thing you'll read all day.
If you're up in arms about the Hilary Mantel/Duchess of Cambridge thing, read this. Short version: Mantel was mostly criticizing the media coverage of the royal family, not any individual.
Kelly Clarkson and the Simple Economics of Marginalizing the White House Press Corps
On Charlotte Lucas's Choice
Did you know there was a record for world's longest curly fry? Neither did I.
I now desperately want a Mahler biopic starring Colbert.
Some good choices here: G-Rated Moments of Swoon