Before you take off to view The Grand Budapest Hotel, make sure to brush up on the fascinating details behind the film’s set design and prop selection. You’ll find this — and other worthwhile reads for nerds — in today’s links.
As we reported, Mindy Kaling’s panel at SXSW was amazing. Because we assume you can’t get enough of her, here’s a roundup of ecstatic tweets from the event. [The Gloss]
Wes Anderson’s fastidiousness is well known, but you should read this full list of fun facts for The Grand Budapest Hotel. [PAPER]
Lupita Nyong’o: the face that launched a thousand Tumblrs. [BuzzFeed]
Patti Smith spoke about friendship and art to a lucky bunch at MOMA PS1. [BlackBook]