Short Weekend Linkdump

Over at the Pegasus Pulp blog, I offer my take on the current discussion whether e-books will kill off genre fiction.

USA Today has a surprisingly good article about Fifty Shades of Grey and its implications for sexuality in America.

After the Bundeliga championship, Borussia Dortmund also won the German cup tonight, beating Bayern Munich 5:2. For our American friends, we’re talking about soccer here.

German actor Günther Kaufmann died yesterday aged only 64. Internationally, Kaufmann is best known for his parts in several of Rainer Werner Fassbinder films, but he was also a familiar face in German television and on the stage. Günther Kaufmann was probably the only person who appeared both in a Fassbinder film and I’m a celebrity, get me out of here! His last film was the comedy Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkish for Beginners). Günther Kaufmann lived in Bremen for a while, played at the local theatre and was involved in a bonafide stage scandal, when he appeared nude in Johann Kresnik’s play Die zehn Gebote (The Ten Commandments) and had simulated sex on stage – all in a church.

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