The books we got this week from our online reserve list were dull, dull dull -- we're so happy that we hadn't gone out and bought them from one of our fine local independent bookstores, as we're sometimes tempted to do. We're relying on our thick stack of magazines to get us through the rest of the week, and apparently we're not alone!

SFist Isaac is (eruditely or ironically, you decide) catching up on this week, he MUST find out what Anthony Lane thinks of War of the Worlds. And he is loving their cartoon contest these days. Also the Times crossword was particularly difficult for him this Sunday, but that might just be the booze talking.

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