A short list this week:
At NPR, Andy Trudeau gives his annual overview of this year's Oscar-nominated film scores.
Slate's Timothy Noah reports on a recent study which seems to prove that independent films are more likely to be rated R than studio films, which are more likely to get the audience-friendly PG-13.
Shady Characters is an interesting new blog devoted to the history of punctuation marks.
Love this tote bag.