Here is what we've been reading and watching this week:
One of our favorite bloggers, Jen Adams, posted to her rarely-updated Rubber Buns and Liquor this week, for just the third time this year. Her new post, entitled Aperture For Destruction II, is just as good as last year's original Aperture For Destruction. This is as good of a time as any to link to Jason Mulgrew's A Life in Pictures, which is a classic of the genre.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s 1995 essay "Thirteen Ways of Looking At A Black Man" seems particularly relevant this week.
From The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin on the Sotomayor confirmation hearings.
Nicholas Cage's commercials for the Japanese Pachinko corporation are almost indescribably weird.
After taking in a hilarious Reuben Williams show at the Upright Citizens' Brigade on Saturday night, we plan on visiting the web sites of Kate Spencer and friend-of-the-blog Ben Rodgers a lot more often.
And, finally, just because its awesome - The National perform "Mr. November" at the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival: