Canadian Content

Most major genre fiction publishers are located in either New York or London.  Romance is a bit of an exception:   Harlequin Books, the world’s largest publisher of romance, is headquartered in Toronto.  Nor is the Canadian flag absent on the authorial side. There are Canadian romance writers […]

Romantic Zoetrope

The couples on category romance covers in motion. Laura’s Vivanco has more including a comparison to the morphing women in “Women In Art” so make sure to scroll down. (via Teach Me tonight)

Ricky Gervais vs. Elmo

At the low-key yet awesome See Monkey blog, Marc Hirsh writes about his fear that any moment Ricky Gervais could descend into schtick, becoming a painful parody of himself. But more importantly, he’s got a video of those Ricky Gervais/Elmo interview outtakes with good quality sound.

So Awful It Moves Past Parody

Vaniel found some awful description in a fantasy novel: “Really, all I could think was, ‘I have got to scan this tomorrow because no one will believe how awful it is.” It’s so awful it’s gone back around to being good again–but for all the wrong reasons.’  It’s […]

Rules of Engagement

At Hit Self-Destruct, Duncan writes about Far Cry 2, Call of Duty 4, rules of engagement and civilian deaths: “Where there are no civilians, there are no mistakes, there’s no collateral damage and it starts to feel safe. It changes from war into a murder mystery vacation. Maybe […]