1. Where Did the Korean Greengrocers Go? - - great article about the rise and fall of Korean immigrant-owned grocery stores in New York.
2. Shannon Tindle gave a long interview to Slate about why certain animated characters look so unappealing. (The article starts by taking shots at the look of the gnomes in Gnomeo and Juliet, but honestly, who cares what they look like? Who wants to see a movie about garden gnomes? It's a nonstarter.) Via.
3. If you'd like to work up some righteous nerdy fury, check out this Gawker post on the X-Men First Class trailer:
there is nary a glimpse in this trailer of January Jones as Emma Frost, the disaster casting that your typical American Everynerd has been up in arms about. (At least I don't see her, do you?)(How could someone know the names January Jones and Emma Frost and think she's not in the trailer? It's almost likes he's trolling for comments to boost page views.)