Good Linky

1. Despite what you’ve read in Cosmpolitan, the g-spot isn’t real, says… Cosmopolitan. (This yarn is a bit funny and very thoughtful.) https://www.cosmopolitan.com/interactive/a32037401/g-spot-not-real/

2. Steve Braunias reviews iconic now-wave journo Mad Chapman’s book about Jacinda Ardern. You’ll walk away knowing more about Ardern, and Chapman, and Braunias, and be entertained to boot. https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/04/09/1121751/book-of-the-week-madeleine-chapman-on-jacinda-ardern

3. Auckland’s Academy Cinema now has a streaming offer. Parasite! Portrait of a Lady on Fire! More! This is the STUFF, enzed https://ondemand.academycinemas.co.nz

4. Freebie: D&D is dropping a bunch of free stuff this week, including the entirety of the D&D Starter Set. Nice one, Wizards! https://dnd.wizards.com/remote/freematerial

5. Vox has a “games beyond Dungeons & Dragons” piece up that is really great. For The Queen is just the start of it. https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/4/3/21191762/tabletop-rpgs-guide-how-to-role-playing-games-dnd-dungeons-and-dragons-online

6. This NYT article on tiny living robots made from frog cells and programmed to self-destruct is kind of mind-blowing https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/science/xenobots-robots-frogs-xenopus.html

7. Freebie: Big Finish is releasing a free Doctor Who audio adventure every Monday, and the first one (available now) features the amazing John Hurt returning to the role of the Doctor: https://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2020-04-06/doctor-who-big-finish-free/

8. At the Spinoff, Sam Brooks provides a very convincing guide to the Studio Ghibli movies now on Netflix, and when to introduce them to your kids https://thespinoff.co.nz/tv/05-04-2020/the-films-of-studio-ghibli-and-when-to-show-them-to-your-kids/

9. Dalek relaxation tape: https://youtu.be/e59guruVL4o

10. A directory of (mostly food/drink-related) NZ businesses delivering during lockdown https://delivereat.co.nz

11. The stupendous meta-sitcom Community is now on Netflix, and the Independent has an oral history of its wildly unlikely behind-the-scenes sagas: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/community-netflix-six-seasons-cast-interviews-dan-harmon-joel-mchale-alison-brie-a9437721.html

12. Elaine Paige challenged musical improvisers Showstoppers to create a quarantine-themed song in the style of West Side Story in just 24 hours. See how they did: https://youtu.be/F-Iv93Aem_M

13. And finally, via Andrew M: Libertarian Wins Debate With Imaginary Girlfriend https://thehardtimes.net/culture/libertarian-wins-debate-imaginary-girlfriend/

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