Today at Flavorpill, we read about one artist’s works that traveled to space, and then we gazed at photos of three space shuttle flight decks. We caught a peek at the way Game of Thrones would have looked without its incredible special effects. We watched a tale of two cities by Tony Miotto, based on Vahram Muratyan’s Paris vs. New York. We spotted a machine for turning your junk into dubstep music. We remembered how amazing Greta Garbo was. We wondered which new TV series has the worst name. We learned how the works of Jane Austen are being used in a new study about attention and distraction while reading. We couldn’t stop exploring today’s xkcd comic — an interactive, never-ending world. We found out more about the Library of America’s two-volume American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s. We read Animal’s new entry in their I Should Have Shot That series, featuring a story from Richard Kern about Kate Moss. And finally, we explored alchemy in Stanley Kubrick’s films. “In The Shining, the big party hall is named The Gold Room, referring to the shining metal that is the outcome of the purification process, and the start of eternity,” Senses of Cinema writes.