Below are simple links to other interesting stuff I've come across on the web in the last day or two; they may or may not concern literature or photography, or indeed the arts at all. You can click here to learn more about how I compile this list and what software I use, if you're interested.
UN officially classifies rape as 'weapon of war'
Why is this good news? Why, because anyone now who rapes during an armed conflict can be tried by the UN for war crimes afterwards. A historic moment, and one that human-rights advocates are rightly celebrating this week. (Via BoingBoing.net.)
Public: "Obama's too black, McCain's too old, whine whine whine we're a bunch of morons"
Recent polls indicate that over 50 percent of the US populace believes John McCain too old to be President, while a whopping 30 percent of all white voters happily admit that they would never vote for a black President no matter who it is. U-S-A! U-S-A!
Ron Moore talks about how he would've changed "Star Trek: Voyager"
In the middle of a huge interview, "Battlestar Galactica" creator and "Star Trek" alum Ron Moore details the fascinating direction he would've taken "Voyager" if given the chance, turning the show much darker and more intriguing than it ended up being.
David and Nic Sheff's related memoirs are getting made into one big movie
Father/son authors David and Nic Sheff have had the film rights of their related memoirs "Beautiful Boy" and "Tweak" (both dealing with Nic's teenage meth addiction) bought at once; they'll be made into one big movie. BTW, what a horrible article photo!
TechCrunch: "Yahoo is in chaos; no one can get ahold of Yang"
TechCrunch reports from the front lines of Yahoo's very public meltdown this week, asserting that things internally are utter chaos, and that CEO Jerry Yang has not been able to be reached by phone or email for an entire week. Hmm.
Humor: "Mad-Lib Yahoo Resignation Letter"
Funny; check it out if you have the chance.
Public teacher burns a freaking crucifix in student's arm, still has his job
An especially radical Christian science teacher at a middle-school in Ohio, John Freshwater, has been busted burning a freakin' CRUCIFIX into one of his student's arms as a class punishment. UPDATE -- he's been fired.