The Riddler: Meet the Marquis de Sade of the Puzzle World

(New Yorker) Manhattan treasure hunt: "Across the street, a writer for ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ and a crossword virtuoso named Ellen Ripstein are scrutinizing graffiti in a phone booth. Catercornered to them, the editor of the Wall Street Journal crossword is standing beside a professional palindromist who is riffling through a bin of adult-education pamphlets." –The Riddler: Meet the Marquis de Sade of the Puzzle World

Animator Chuck Jones Dies

No, he was not squashed by a falling safe or run over by an Acme Indestructo Steel Ball. Jones created the Road Runner and Coyote cartons. Rules from that series: "No dialogue ever, except ‘beep beep." "No outside force can harm the Coyote — only his own ineptitude or the failure of the Acme products." "The Coyote is always more humiliated than harmed by his failures." –Animator Chuck Jones Dies