* the second half of this Graydon Carter article where he writes about the magazine business is worth reading for Vanity Fair's role as the kind of Cadillac/Tiffany's/New York Yankees of that kind of publishing for the last quarter century. The rest of it depends on how you feel about Vanity Fair.
* they're considering the notion of doing contracts in comics form for the increased clarity, even though clarity isn't really inherent to the comics form and I imagine considering changing to any other media would have the same benefit of reconsideration.
* festivals extra: these Chris Anthony Diaz photo galleries are pretty great. I am cosplaying as a pile of laundry. Five or so of these are the best photos I've seen of the subject.