1. This letter from a performer asked if she wanted to participate in a local stop of a national tour for, um, free brought up some interesting things.
2. Pamela Ribon had some thoughts about the Barbie computer engineer book. (And if you can't tell from that link title, strong language ahead in that link.) But a female engineer has refactored the book and made it better.
3. Alan Sepinwall had some thoughts about "Serial" and it's shared roots with "Homicide" and "The Wire" from the city they share and the open ended look at crime.