Killings brings you our fortnightly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us from our writing.

Christos Tsiolkas’s full letter to the ABC on its axing of The Book Show.

Interesting piece on how Google Translate works – and the commonality of expression no matter what our language.

This is a lovely essay in The New York Review of Books on nostalgia and the importance of the child’s gaze in Mad Men.

A fun series over at Flavorwire — literary mix tapes:  ‘the hypothetical iPods of some of literature’s most interesting characters.’ This week’s is for Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.