What we read while preemptively forgetting old acquaintances…
- David Wain reviews Les Misérables, and Michael Schulman ranks the cast’s singing. Why has the story stayed relevant for 150 years?
- The greatest comedy writing staff you’ve never heard about. And David Letterman talks about Jay Leno.
- The FISA wiretapping laws were renewed again, with little opposition and bipartisan support. Jacob Appelbaum talks about the surveillance state in America. Spiegel Online examines the woes of an American drone operator.
- Speaking of the civil liberties violations, New York City Mayor Bloomberg credited the stop-and-frisk program for the city’s lowest murder rate in history.
- The LA Times looks at the perception of gays in sports, including an unfortunate take from Torii Hunter.
- Does a new showrunner for The Walking Dead mean something for the rest of TV?
- An old SI profile of John Wooden. One of Wooden’s greatest players, Bill Walton, was the focus of Richard Deitsch’s SI media column after he returned to announcing.
- A list of the top 100 lists of all time.