In Kiddie Kanye’s Mario Bros., “the ghosts were, like, vaginas” [Morning Links]


Books: Are the semi-blind semi-olds responsible for the Kindle’s success? [CNET] Dance/Opera: The deadly turmoil of the Caucasus can’t keep these dedicated opera seamstresses down. [NYT] Design: The Tokyo architect team behind the New Museum will tackle the Serpentine pavilion next. [Guardian] Film: Independent film lovers mourn the sudden death of New Yorker Films. [indieWIRE] Music: After copyright drama involving jazz songs from the ’20s, Sita Sings the Blues will air on PBS. Watch it. [Boing Boing] Television: Finally, an explanation for all those Gossip Girl reruns. [THR] Theatre: When tourism is down, Broadway’s IQ goes up. This is great news for our friend Neil LaBute. [NY Mag] Visual Arts: Are recession woes forcing Banksy to auction off his Kate Mosses? They’re valued at £150000. [Sky News] Web: Kanye’s childhood video game sounds a lot like a certain 30 Rock plotline. [Joystiq]