• Author Daniel Mendelsohn chastises you for your closeted reality TV obsession and explains why you can't resist "spectacles of humiliation." [NYMag]
  • A nice group of B-listers including Sandra Oh, Lucy Liu, and Chlo Sevigny star in 3 Needles, a series of interwoven tales of and a black market blood collection scam in China, an HIV-positive porn star in Montreal and a coven of nuns in Africa...kind of like Crash, but with less Oscar hype and more actually being a good movie. [GMHC]
  • Alternatively, Leigh Blake, president and founder of activist group Keep a Child Alive, wonders whether the media coverage of the epidemic has led people to "develop an immunity" to it. Photojournalists and authors weigh in for good measure. [What's Up NYC]