In the age of touchscreens, I love this close-up of a MiG-29 joystick, all dented and battered by thousands of flight hours, and God only knows how many missile launches and bomb drops. Form follows function taken to the extreme.
Is Chuck really about to throw away its entire premise before the end of its second season? Last night's episode offered a potentially gamechanging ending that was almost worth Jordana Brewster's return. Spoilers!
Last night's Chuck started the ramp-up to the season's "gamechanging" finale with a gamechanger of its own: Beckmann was revealed to be a midget. Oh, and we met the creator of the intersect... kind of.
Gwyneth Jones, author of the fantasty-scifi-pop-music Bold As Love series, has put some of her short fiction online for free recently — plus some great essays, including the thought-provoking "Aliens In The Fourth Dimension." But my favorite story she's put online is the weird, gritty and unpredictable "Fulcrum,"…