Friday the 13th Slays at the Box Office. Har. Har. [Morning Links]


Books: On one side of the island, one of the world’s bloodiest civil wars; on the other, Sri Lanka’s Galle Literary Fest. [Guardian] Dance/Opera: Shaquille O’Neal coulda been a dancer. [Chicago Sun-Times] Design: Shepard Fairey: pop masquerading as art? [New Yorker] Film: Does anyone else find it really scary that Friday the 13th raked in $42.2 million this weekend, yet the Oscar nominated flicks can’t pay anyone to see ’em? [Bloomberg] Music: The cover (we like!)/tracklist for the new Grizzly Bear album. Now hype amongst yourselves. [Pitchfork] Television: The Simpsons — now in HD — gets a new opening title sequence. Does anyone still watch? [TV Week] Theatre: A new play about a guy trying to act out the first Rambo flick in his tiny apartment. And they said all the good stories had already been told… [Arts Beat] Visual Arts: For the first time in sixty years, China agrees to share art with Taiwan. Their mothers must be so proud! [NYT] Web: The art of the status update. [NYT Mag]