First up, the revolution will be televised: Click on the image above (or here for the Arabic) to see a trailer of Top Goon, puppet political satire from Syria.
The Guardian dubs 2011 the year of the translator and The National considers the “steep upwards trend” in Arabic literature in translation.
If you ever wondered exactly what Andy Warhol was all about, here’s your answer from Intelligent Life.
It’s going to be a while (2013-14) until this blog tackles World War II and, in the meantime, you can experience it in real time via Twitter thanks to this innovative feed.
And if you missed it: Check out remarks made earlier this year on what it means to be well-read from NPR’s Linda Holmes and Roger Ebert.