Reasons to be cheerful

Bear with laptop.

Beverly Cleary sculpture garden.

Bug campers.

Manatees are making a comeback.

A Studio Ghibli film festival.

The Spirit and Dick Tracy: Together.

Joss Whedon is directing a Batgirl movie.

Doctor Who has an openly gay companion.

New Music Friday March 31, 2017: Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Mary Hopkin

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Aimee Mann / Mental Illness

Bob Dylan / Triplicate

Mary Hopkin / Live At The Royal Festival Hall 1972

Pop Culture Roundup: 1960s monster makeup; foreign comic book covers; Doctor Who

Via Boing Boing: Famous Monsters of Filmland's 1965 guide to home monster makeu


Via Calvin: Comics covers from overseas are fun.


Pearl Mackie, who plays the Doctor's new companion says she was instructed not to watch old episodes of "Doctor Who."
“I initially planned to watch all of Peter’s stuff with Jenna, so I could see what he was like as a Doctor, and they were like, ‘Don’t watch it, because she doesn’t know anything about that, and actually what you’re bringing to it is a really nice kind of freshness. What you’re doing is working'.”