The new Powell's interview is Marilynne Robinson. Also, an interesting take on a reading she gave while she was in Portland. Mandy misses Portland.
Matt Cheney gives his deep-dish best-of list.
The best thing really about the Star Wars prequels was the cartoon, and the best thing about the cartoon was the 'flying shark' gunship, a take off of painted up WW2 planes. I take that back. The coolest thing about Star Wars is the toys: