- Fables Farewell.
This is the last of the Fables volumes, and I’m working my way through it right now. I’m going to be sad to have finished the series,
because I really enjoyed it. I’ve gobbled them up, reading all of the 4 year run in the past month.
- Lucifer Book One.
This is another comic series that has already ended, and Sam and I are working our way through the series. Lucifer is a character from Gaiman’s Sandman series, and we both loved that series. I’m really enjoying what I’ve read so far of this series, and we’ve already got Book Two on hold at the library.
- American Horror Story: Hotel.
I tend to enjoy this show, even in its bad seasons. But this one just hasn’t really kept my interest quite as much as the others, and I find myself watching a few episodes at once instead of watching it weekly. Thematically this season is sounder than most any except the first season, but it feels a little lackluster for something so opulent.
- Downton Abbey, Season 6.
I’ve been watching Downton since its first season. I’ll be sad to see it go, but I am glad to see that the production is still beautifully conceived and carried out.
- Netflix Roulette, a site that allows you to pick a few variables (number of stars; genre; movie or TV show; and specific keywords) and runs through a list of Netflix options to give you a recommendation.
- The New York Public Library’s recent release of almost 200,000 public domain images in digital format. The site includes some amazing search options, including a visual timeline and genre breakdowns.
- This story about abandoned king cake babies.
- Anne of Green Gables is coming back to TV!!
- Obama’s final State of the Union address.
- Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey are finally retiring their elephants, and I couldn’t be happier. Those poor creatures deserve to live the rest of their lives in happiness.
- The more-than-unfair treatment of Ciara for a gown she wore while singing the United States’ National Anthem at a sporting event.
- New Orleans still moving monuments, despite lawsuit in progress. I can’t say I’m sad to see the confederate statues moved.
David Bowie, whose artistry was beyond comparison. I’ve been marveling at all the work that has turned up over the past few days, both things I hadn’t known that Bowie himself did and things that other people have created that were Bowie-inspired. Here are a few favorites:
- “The Return of the Thin White Duke,” a story Neil Gaiman published in his most recent collection, Trigger Warning, and that he also has published online with a few fabulous drawings from Yoshitaka Amano.
- The Guardian‘s list of Bowie in Quotes and his published obituary
- Electric Literature published this list of Bowie’s 100 favorite books
- Bowie narrates Peter and the Wolf
- And finally, this video of Bowie and Arcade Fire performing “Wake Up”: