Friday Night Links – 22 March 2013

March 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

Your weekly roundup from around the internet.

Chinua Achebe, “Father of African Literature” dies:

Achebe is probably best known for his 1958, 19th century colonial era novel, Things Fall Apart, set in an Igbo village just as white Europeans begin to arrive. Required reading in high school and college classrooms all over the world, the novel has sold more than 12 million copies, and has been published in some 50 languages.

Jeff Lemire on the comic book Constantine, that he’s co-writing with Ray Fawkes, new this week:

“John Constantine is probably my favorite comic book character and has been since I was fourteen. And, like a lot of fans I was really disappointed to see Hellblazer get cancelled. It was the one book I still bought monthly every month and I loved what Peter Milligan and company were doing. But, at the same time, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t thrilled to have a chance to write him now.”

COLD CASE CLOSED! Who Killed The Dinosaurs?

The space rock that hit Earth 65 million years ago and is widely implicated in the end of the dinosaurs was likely a speeding comet.

That is the conclusion of research which suggests the 180km-wide Chicxulub crater in Mexico was carved out by a smaller object than previously thought.

Mario Kart Love Song:

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