Suburbs, porn, contraception, geeks, and a pink lake

Ah, the smell of leaves and awards in the air…Yup, still fall.

The winners of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced, and congratulations are due to Linda Spalding for English Fiction (The Purchase) and Julie Bruck for English Poetry (Monkey Ranch).

There are numerous other categories of winners for works in both English and French, and hearty congrats to them as well! See the full list of winners and the short lists here.

Happy 25th birthday to The Beguiling! Here’s how they did it.

new dinosaur has been named after Sauron from Lord of the Rings. Reports say X-Man villain Sauron was disappointed the new dino wasn’t named after him.

Yeah, I’d be kind of cheesed too. Wither the Nicosaurus imperatrix, I ask you?1

  1. And no, the Nicosaurus imperatrix is not named after, you know, that other, much more famous Nico… []