The Week in Entertainment
Film: The utterly splendid The Patience Stone, whose star, Golshifteh Farahani, is mesmerizing.
TV: Thanks to Kathy's comment last week, I found Silk on On Demand, and she's right: it's superb. What wonderful characters and a great ensemble cast. I hope there'll be more of it. Last Tango in Halifax was on my DVR, so I saw the first part of it (anything with Derek Jacobi gets at least a look), and I loved it. A bit predictable, but he's so good you don't care. The Newsroom - election night! Woohoo!
Read: Strangeways to Oldham, a fairly funny mystery about a couple of pensioners in a small English town solving the murder of a third. A couple more old mysteries by JJ Connington. The Red Queen Dies, an extremely good alternate-world (just a little bit alternate) SF mystery. Started So Wrong for So Long, Greg Mitchell's book about "how the press, the pundits, and the president failed in Iraq", which I will probably read in bits since it's not pleasant reading, and Scalzi's new collection The Mallet of Loving Correction, which is made to be read in pieces.