1. I think it's a fascinating expression of our multitasking culture, that video games where you do nothing, or more correctly very little, are popular. (Says me who loves a good cat collection game.)
2. I found this four part series of interviews by Smart Bitches quite interesting. This is the first of the four.
3. This McSweeneys piece is the delightful satire you might expect about a writer writing outside his experience.