We made it through another week! Link time.
- The season finale of Grey's Anatomy aired last week. Due to Hulu problems, I haven't seen it but I've read what happens at least (bye Callie!). Vulture lists all the crappy stuff that's happened to Meredith over the years. Spoiler: It's a lot.
- It's not just the US: The New York Times reports on the far-right movement in Europe.
- Game of Thrones' latest season is absolutely an improvement upon the last (five episodes in, anyway), which seemed to meander (Dorne was especially frustrating) through George R.R. Martin's books without a clear sense or urgency or direction. Rolling Stone takes a look at the improvements we've seen so far, driven by freedom from the books and also time. They've only got two seasons after this one and a lot of ground to cover. And one more for Game of Thrones: Reddit asked user's to share how the Hodor reveal went down in other languages. Spoiler: it didn't work in most languages. This is what happens when you start working in the middle of a series!
- I've been on a Daniel Day-Lewis kick lately and Pajiba obliges: here are the best British villians.
- Here is the Fast Company cover story with Hamilton's creator. The ugly word 'brand' gets tossed around and someone is an awesome uncle.
- Wired has the best movies leaving Netflix this month. I either haven't seen (Paris is Burning, Elaine Stritch) or love every movie on this list (Kinky Boots, The Faculty, Groundhog Day). In particular: Marvin's Room has an excellent 'bowl of paper clips' analogy that I use all the damn time. Thanks, Meryl!
- One more from Wired: an enterprising blogger gif'ed America's commutes. Pretty, mesmerizing gifs of frustrated, angry Americans!