Reckoning with Thelma and Louise Carrie Fry and Maud Newton weigh the legacy and gratuitous baggage of one of my all-time favorite films: “I don't think if you really enjoyed the hell out of, say, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid you had to do quite so much hard thinking about whether that meant you were deeply hostile to trains.” (The Awl)
Brackets for this year's Tournament of Books The Morning News winds up for March Madness, literary-nerd style. The Fault in Our Stars! The Fault in Our Stars! Competition begins March 4.
Marc Cherry Shares His Memories of Writing for Golden Girls I always try to picture the type of person who doesn't love Golden Girls. I figure they're part lizard. (New York Magazine)
See also: Sitcom Smackdown Round 1: Roseanne vs. Malcom in the Middle Margaret Lyons on Malcolm jumping the shark: “Like Roseanne, later seasons weren’t as good — not necessarily because of, but certainly coinciding with, the addition of a new baby. Ugh, babies! Is there nothing they can't ruin?” (New York Magazine)
Can Opera Play at the Movies? Roxana Robinson considers what's lost, but mostly gained, with Met Opera HD broadcasts: