Sorry Britain, Wendy Cope’s Just Not That Into You [Morning Links]


Books: Britain’s future Poet Laureate thinks the job should be abolished. Dance/Opera: The New Yorker insinuates that some ballerinas are sluts. Design: Christoph Niemann Legos all things N.Y. — even the Gowanus Canal. Film: One extra large victory for Mo’Nique. Music: What’s behind the commercial force that is Franz Ferdinand? No, really. Television: Do we care about Sarah Jessica Parker’s ancestral history? How about Susan Sarandon’s? Well NBC certainly hopes so. Theatre: Jude Law as Hamlet makes us giggle. Visual Arts: In defense of Shepard Fairey’s use of “appropriated imagery.” Web: Celebrate Black History Month with free indie movies from Hulu YouTube!