Facebook worsens its despicable privacy problems which makes me glad I deleted my FaceBook account some time ago.

Go watch Dash Shaw's brilliant science fiction animation The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century produced by the Independent Film Channel.

Our greatest literary critic, Tom Bissell, reviews Jorge Volpi's Season of Ash: "It has been a long time since a novel of such unmistakably serious intent has been this unintentionally hilarious."

Jason Sanford points out that the recent handwringing over pay-rates for short stories in certain quarters misses the point: so-called "professional wages" still aren't professional at all.