Master critic Roger Ebert and his late buddy Gene Siskel are the subjects of a 25,000-word oral history that's being released electronically, but you can read a nice fat excerpt on Slate, stuffed with anecdotes from their cinematic and journalistic contemporaries.
Apparently some Amazon customers have panicked upon the arrival of their "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" DVDs, mistaking the clever home-made-looking DVD art for an outright bootleg copy. Once the confusion subsides, you have to admit it's pretty awesome to make the disc into a sort of artifact that looks like something Lisbeth Salander might have actually touched.
Hugh Jackman has been glimpsed in his Jean Valjean peasant/prisoner garb, and it ain't pretty. Don't worry, Jackman's sure to be all tanned and toned again by Christmastime, which is when the adaptation of Les Miserables (by way of Broadway) is due for release.
In honor of a lecture that Zadie Smith gave last night, the Buffalo News has reprinted some of the author's best writing tips. My favorite piece of advice: "Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied."