Back in October Neil Gaiman made a 9-city tour, reading a chapter of his latest novel, The Graveyard Book in each city. The book has been, afaik, in the bestselling lists ever since it was published - justifiably so, I believe. It took a long time, but over many nights in a half-dozing state I listened to the whole tour and enjoyed it greatly. It is very recommendable. You can find the videos here.
There is also another recommendable video for today, a short film named Validation. It's awesome. I love it. It sincerely moved me to tears.
And to end the linkage: I also stumbled over a nice blog with some interesting kendo articles.
Some costume designs. Costume designs are fun (although I'll probably never sew them, unfortunately):