Columnist Pauline Phillips has died. Ms. Phillips was best known for her advice column, “Dear Abby.” The New York Times has an obituary. At NPR’s Monkey See blog, Linda Holmes writes about why people ask strangers for advice, noting that it’s a “curiously optimistic thing to do.”
Comic artist and novelist Lynda Barry is interviewed by Jennifer Smith at The Isthmus.
Hometree Wisconsin tries to reach you through Chat Roulette.
Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron gives hope to humankind. (thanks, Edie!)
Stepanie Zacharek looks over John Hughes’ complicated, heartfelt and well-targeted movie legacy.
Empire Market’s laser checkout system is fully operational in Chad Vader: Dayshift Manager season 2.