The Lineup: Weekly Links

Contrasted Confinement

Noreen Tommasi has a great essay up at the Huffington Post in response to this New Yorker piece that’s also food for thought in the age-old debate about what constitutes art and escapism.

Vulture kicks off a new feature The Vulture Diaries with an inaugural post from George Pelecanos recounting his media consumption of the week prior.

Looking for quality summer reading? The LA Times recommends Mark Billingham’s The Demands

iFanboy has another great podcast with Greg Rucka, whose new novel ALPHA, the start of a new series featuring Jad Bell, is in bookstores now.

A new section of Triggers Down is up.

Did you make it out to BEA this year? What was your favorite part of the show?

Are you planning on seeing Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s prequel to Alien, this weekend?

We’ll just leave this killer trailer for The 500 here:

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