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Morning Shots: Sam Waterston Knows What Was His Finest Hour, Really

The Minnesota Ballet is hard at work trying to save sets and backdrops after flooding in Duluth last week. Sniffle. [Duluth News Tribune]

I don't have a lot to say about this Guardian books podcast — I haven't even listened to it — but when I saw it come across my feed and it mentioned "the Esperanto magazine Monato," I knew I had to share with you the fact, heretofore unknown to me, that there is an Esperanto magazine. [The Guardian]

Between this piece on using men's behinds to sell women's skin products and the debut of Magic Mike, we appear to be experiencing some kind of male derriere-aissance. I am not sure how I feel with regard to this. [Adweek]

The NFL has pushed kickoff time on its later national games on Sundays from 4:15 p.m. to 4:30. While that might not seem like a big deal, it pushes the frequent overruns into the primetime schedule even further, and CBS is reportedly considering changing the timing of its primetime lineup in response. [Deadline]

June Thomas at Slate looks at the evolution of Logo, the cable channel she says is "shifting away from shows about gays to programming for gays (and the people who love them)." [Slate]

I may not have been a big fan of The Newsroom, but I am nothing but bullish on Sam Waterston, who says of his work for Old Glory Robot Insurance, "That was my finest hour." [The A.V. Club]

A copy editor at The New Yorker despairs over profanity. [The New Yorker]

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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