Today’s New York Times brings the news that the city’s new administration is targeting subway dancers as part of a program to eliminate nuisance crime. I have always been ambivalent about this particular facet of public transportation in the Big Apple: some of the kids are really talented, but the performances can be pretty physically intrusive, as can the solicitations. So here is our question of the day: What should the boundaries be when someone is performing or displaying art in public?
• Annalee Newitz files a dissent on the most recent episode of “Masters of Sex.”
• Profits fall at the New York Times.
• Lea Michele is joining “Sons of Anarchy,” which should mean that Kurt Sutter is planning to do something deeply terrible to her character.
• A South Korean film festival is focusing on movies about North Korea.
• A good question from io9.
• I am looking forward to reading “Land of Shadows” at the beach in a couple of weeks.
• Masha Gessen goes in on journalists who belatedly quit Russian propaganda outlets.
• Some San Diego Comic-Con panels are now available online.
• In which the Angry Nerd and I are in complete agreement: