Friday Things: 02/02 - Van Gogh, science, and Harry with Hermione

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[Making progress - it didn't take me until Monday to get to this! I've also made it much longer than usual, so my commentary is a little shorter so I could fit more without making this so massive.]

On books and comics:

This year from July 4th through October 13th there's going to be a Madeline art exhibit at NYC. Yep, I want to go.

If you're a fan of Brian Wood's work, here's a little Q&A with him re: his current run of X-Men.

Very cool: illustrated children's book about the women who helped "forge the nation" titled Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies.

Cool graphic novel coming out by FirstSecond, who published Primates (reviewed), titled In Real Life, which concerns gaming and gold farming. The book will be released in October. 

The latest little nugget to shake the interbutts? J.K. Rowling has apparently admitted Hermione should have gone with Harry instead of Ron.

"'Librarians have suffered enough', according to Lemony Snicket, who is setting up a new annual US prize 'honouring a librarian who has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact'." (full story)



On Movies and TV:

(via) trailer for unauthorized Disney biopic titled As Dreamers Do. Looks interesting!

The Fault in Our Stars official trailer! And bonus, watch this reaction video by a 13-year old girl who watched her mom battle breast cancer.

Sometimes it's funny the way things work out - Ridley Scott didn't finish reading Androids? and Phillip K. Dick never got to see the finished film Blade Runner.

Great look at the workmanship that has gone into the costumes for Game of Thrones

There's a feature-length animated film titled Loving Vincent being worked on. The catch? It's all painted. Painted. The film is about Van Gogh. And it's made from paintings created in his style.




This video was just released by GoPro with absolutely incredible footage from Felix Baumgartner's jump from the edge of space down to Earth. Seriously. Must watch.

The gross truth about some of what goes on because of the TSA scanners.

It's always good to remember that it's never too late to do what you want to do.

Have a sneak peek at some of the new floats for the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade. Drool.

Here's a neat dose of science: Stephen Hawking says that black holes don't exist as we know them.

Interesting photo project involves making out with people and then taking a portrait of them.

[Lookin' good for this week. See ya next time! I almost made this a two-part thing, but in the end I think it came out alright this way.]