The news broke today that Tom Hardy is going to star in Kathryn Bigelow’s adaptation “The True American,” the story of a Texas man who shot a minimart employee from Bangladesh who later worked to save his assailant from the death penalty. The project sounds like the perfect third installment in Bigelow’s examination of the last fifteen years in America, coming after “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” She has flirted with other projects, including “Triple Canopy,” about the war on drugs. Which leads to our question of the day: After the American response to September 11, what would you like to see Bigelow tackle next?

-Bob Dylan sings Frank Sinatra.

FILE - MAY 15: According to reports May 15, 2014, former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted in a double homicide. NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted in a double homicide. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

-Yeah, the Patriots’ attempts to bring Tim Tebow on board to root Aaron Hernandez in the team was definitely too little, too late.

-Another way to look at issues of cultural appropriation in the fashion industry.

-The Federal Communications Commission approves a new net neutrality proposal.

-A great riff on my piece on commencement addresses.

-I am all for a Dick Casablancas spin-off of “Veronica Mars,” but even more important, I want to see a crossover that brings Mac to “Silicon Valley.”

-The person who sold the video of Jay Z and Solange Knowles in the elevator got fired.

-Cinderella’s famous footwear looks more uncomfortable than ever in a trailer for a new, live-action adaptation of the fairy tale:

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.
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