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

Don’t despair, just laugh til you cry … at the screen. It’s Friday after all!

This is on quite a few internet ‘distractions’ lists already and for good reason. Check out a time-lapse reconstruction from Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

A behind the scenes tour of book tours, you say? Click this link and off you go – guided by nine different publicists and writers.

Want to snack on some free reads over lunch? How about one of two Davids – Wallace or Sedaris – take your pick.

Speaking of food and literature, the Wheeler Centre have posted the video from their recent Jamie Oliver and Matt Preston event. Eat it up!

Two lists on Killings in as many days – so while we’re here, let’s take a look at the many lists Johnny Ramone. He even has a generic ‘All-Time Top Ten’ list – that’s far too much pressure for us.

We’ve known for a few hours now, but who isn’t still abuzz about the Australian Prince tour announcement? We sure are. Let the battle for tickets begin (it’s going to be like The Hunger Games for children of the ‘80s everywhere). Dance your way into the weekends, everyone!