While overall the election results seem to lean toward support of democracy, in a few places, libraries were defunded. If you think education, reading, and books are important, this might concern you.
It looks like in-person or at least hybrid book festivals returned this fall.
Nerds of a Feather reviews The Peacekeeper, by B.L. Blanchard. It has a distinct world-building premise.
Kevin Conroy, well known as the voice of Batman, passed away.
According to The Mary Sue, the show Manifest (the plane was missing! For five years! And then it landed and no one had aged a day!) won’t fade away. Now it’s on Netflix.
Atlas Obscura provides a wonderful photograph and an explanation for the natural phenomenon that occurs on a small lake in Slovenia.
Daniel Church gives his inspiration for his new novel The Hollows, on Whatever.
Russell T. Davies says David Tennant didn’t generate at Doctor Who in the previous Doctor’s outfit because folks in Britain might confuse it with the Doctor “dressing in drag.” [Shaking my head.]
What would the Wordle editor at the New York Times do? Let Tracy Bennett, the paper’s first Wordle editor, tell you.
I never really thought of the refrigerator as an instrument of revolution, but this interesting Smithsonian article from 2021, about rural electrification and the role of women, is making me rethink that.