To be clear, Wes Anderson did not set out to direct his new movie via e-mail.
Chris Lee , Los Angeles Times
// Fur Flies on ‘Mr Fox’
The second talking-fox picture of the year, after Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist,” this one features not genital mutilation, but a leading character who gets his tail shot off.
[W]hen I saw it for the first time yesterday, I thought that the motto on the University’s seal expressed just the right attitude: quaecumque vera, or after translation from the Latin, “whatever”
Mark Liberman , Language Log
// University of Alberta’s motto: “whatever”
In the world of Legos, what I did discover is that my kids were taking these beautiful, gorgeous, incredibly restrictive predetermined Legos Star Wars play sets — and yeah, they really wanted it to be put together just the way the box showed it. I don’t think it occurred to them you’d want to do anything else with it. But inevitably, over time, the things kind of crumble and get destroyed and fall apart and then, once they do, the kids take all those pieces, and they create these bizarre, freak hybrids — of pirates and Indians and Star Wars and Spider-Man. Lego-things all getting mashed up together into this post-modern Lego stew. They figure out a way, despite the best efforts of corporate retail marketing.
Michael Chabon , im Interview mit der Los Angeles Times
// Michael Chabon Q&A: Fatherhood and writing at midnight