1. "Ebert Gets Gothamed": S.T. VanAirsdale reports on Rog's fête this evening. Many great links herein.
["For some unknown reason the good people at IFP didn't invite me back to the Gotham Awards this year, so don't look for any coverage here on Wednesday. Nevertheless, I can't help but direct you to a splendid pair of pieces—both at Movie City News—paying tribute to Roger Ebert, whom the Gothams will honor tonight with a special award recognizing his four decades of film criticism. First, a word with Ebert himself, who answered 10 questions via e-mail in advance of tonight's gala. Among them is a nice plug for one of my own favorite NYC locals:"]
2. "Jesus turns up in pancake, with added Mary": In the name of the father, the son, and the holy syrup. See also our Image of the Day.
["Jesus is a busy person. A woman believes she has found the image of Jesus and Mary in a pancake she was cooking for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Marilyn Smith, of Port St Lucie, Florida, decided to sell the pancake on eBay - after an earlier, cancelled sale in which the pancake reached £165 ($338)."]
3. "Sean Taylor's death leaves Redskins in mourning": From USA Today. More from The Associated Press and an editorial by Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post.
["Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor died Tuesday after he was shot in his Florida home by an apparent intruder, leaving the Washington Redskins in mourning for a teammate who seemed to have reordered his life since becoming a father."]
4. "Antarctica gets its close-up": The story from ABC News. Click here to explore the mosaic itself.
["U.S. and British researchers unveiled a 1,000-image photo mosaic of Antarctica on Tuesday that they say will change how scientists—and desktop travelers alike—will explore and learn about the icy continent at the bottom of the world."]
5. "Bob Dylan movie leads indie Spirit Awards": From Reuters. Click here for a full list of nominees.
[""I'm Not There," an artful look at the life of singer Bob Dylan, claimed a leading five Spirit Award nominations for independent movies, including best film as Hollywood launched its annual award season on Tuesday."]
Quote of the Day: Jean Genet
"A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness."
Image of the Day (click to enlarge): The Jesus pancake.
Clip of the Day: Inseperable - A boy and his python
"Links for the Day": Each morning, the House editors post a series of weblinks that we think will spark discussion. Comments encouraged.