Saturday Hot Links

April 14th, 2012 by

Welcome to another installment of Saturday Hot Links!

Today: The Kick-Ass Female Protagonist Edition!

Here is the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival lineup.

You must read “Texts From Dog”.

It’s official: “The Lion King” is now the #1 Broadway show of all time, officially bypassing “The Phantom of the Opera.”

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A literary mixtape for Atticus Finch.

The 25 greatest break-up songs of the 1980s.

Six techniques to research and locate film investors.

Twelve underappreciated (but equally precious) bodily fluids.

The secret science of memorable movie quotes.

Narcissists do better in job interviews. Yeah, but then you have to work with them.

Sony sees a record annual loss of $6.4B.

Rolling Stones headed back to the recording studio.

TotalFilm: 50 greatest ghost movies.

Eight dogs who saved their owners’ lives.

Dreamworks secures $200M in funding to stay alive.

Eleven notable patients at the government hospital for the insane.

Self-help tips from George Washington.

Gavin Polone in Vulture: All TV shows should be more like “Game of Thrones”.

C.S. Lewis’ advice to young writers.

Anthony Zuiker [“C.S.I.”], Joshua Caldwell and Tony Valenzuela with Blackboxtv.

Still haven’t caught ’em all: Pokemon turns 15.

Lineup announced for Lollapalooza 2012.

Movie studios are forcing Hollywood to abandon 35mm film.

The next time someone says the Internet killed reading books, show them this chart.

“The Casual Vacancy”: That’s the title of J.K. Rowling’s non-HP book.

Want to see the poster for Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained? Go here.

Funny and fabulous fortune cookies.

Video game sales continue to slide.

Can genius be detected in infancy?

CBS’ head honcho Les Moonves took home a cool $69M in compensation in 2011.

And finally good news: Drinking alcohol may significantly enhance problem solving skills.

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