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  1. NewDealer says:

    Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem, Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon, 1913: The World Before the Great War.

    Plus I should get my copy of The Goldfinch by the end of next week.Report

  2. Tod Kelly says:

    I read and watched basically nothing this week (save the Duck game) due to my having to build half a keynote workshop from scratch (while I made up the other half on the fly). Looking forward to getting back into Dissident Gardens and Soon I Will Be Invincible this week.

    Also hope to finish the first season of Evolution, so I can get back to trying to convince WIll the Evolution is to the Tea Party what Firefly is to libertarians. After that, going to need a new show on On Demand or Netflix to watch when I’m needing to binge.Report

    • Will Truman in reply to Tod Kelly says:

      Wait, I thought your stance was that Firefly (which I literally finished watching today) wasn’t to libertarians?Report

      • Tod Kelly in reply to Will Truman says:

        My stance was that Firefly wasn’t meant to be a promotion of libertarianism, and that it takes selective cherry picking to see it as a such.

        That libertarians can find truths in it is another matter altogether.Report

      • Yeah, finished Serenity.

        Huh. I took libertarian claims to actually be more of the latter than the former. I didn’t take them to be saying that the show as a deliberate promotion of it.Report

      • Tod Kelly in reply to Will Truman says:

        Also, though I may have gotten dragged into a Firefly in Vikram’s post, the argument I usually bristle against on this site is the one that Whedon’s body of work is pro-libertarian, as opposed to pro-underdog. (Arguments in the past that I recall include not just Firefly, but Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse.)

        He’s just as likely to have a captain of industry or a rich, successful entrepreneur be the heavy as he is a government employee.Report

      • Reformed Republican in reply to Will Truman says:

        I agree Tod, especially considering other things I have heard from him. He does not strike me as particularly libertarian. Firefly does appeal to libertarian sentiments, but I do not think it was an attempt to promote the philosophy.Report

      • The argument that Whedon himself is deliberately libertarian is weak and contradicted by actual evidence. Which, among other reasons, is kind of why I assumed that they were speaking more towards the product having a libertarian bent, rather than libertarianism being the mission.

        Libertarians and conservatives don’t, generally speaking, get much art that is deliberately meant to advance their worldview. So they pretty much have to latch on to the Whedons who tell stories that are friendlier to their worldview than others.Report

  3. Will Truman says:

    So I finished watching Firefly today. I am also caught up to season 3 on Homeland. Next up: Burn Notice!Report

  4. Mike Schilling says:

    I got the two latest Carl Hiaasens: Chomp, which is a juvenile, and Bad Monkey, which isn’t called that.Report

  5. Nob Akimoto says:

    Read the Star Trek: Destiny trilogy by David Mack.

    One of those things that surpasses tie-in fiction and takes on a life of its own.Report

    • Kim in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

      Yeah, I’m watching a bad TV show.
      You know you’re watching a bad TV show when the actors start reading the stage directions, instead of the dialogue.

      … it’s still nine times better than Enterprise!Report

  6. Reformed Republican says:

    Finished S1 of The Wire, through some marathon watching over the weekend. Such an entirely, and intentionally, unsatisfying season finale. Abguvat punatrf.

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    I also watched GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I am fairly certain I saw an episode or two of GLOW as a kid, but my dad was not an avid follower. I do not remember it in much detail. The documentary paints an interesting picture, and it does not seem overly sensationalized.Report

  7. Maribou says:

    More Karen Healey, more Elizabeth Knox. Comics (Buffy, Willow, Unwritten). A book by Todd Rose called Square Peg that was great. Bits and pieces. Honestly I’m kind of in a fugue so it’s hard to remember.

    Been watching mostly Bab5, but also Rickman and Thompson in some weird poem/play/lunch thing and I just started the venerable (2000) feature Groove.Report