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

First and foremost: major congratulations to KYD’s very own Deputy Editor Hannah Kent for her recent phenomenal success. It’s very exciting and we’re very proud!

Now, some literary love – here’s a video that’s an oldie but a goodie.

Another video you may have seen, but if you haven’t enjoy – superhero oldies meet the goldies.

While we’re on super heroes – The Dark Knight Rises opens this coming week. You can stream the soundtrack here and take a look at a study of shattering the Batman illusions (Michael).

Azealia Banks’ mixtape may be of interest.

This could be the stuff pop culture collaboration dreams are made of. Hopeful.

Are you a book hipster? Silly but funny (and a maybe more than a little true).

Even more literary links – E.B. White, ‘The Art of the Essay No. 1’ and Michael Cunningham with ‘Letters from the Pulitzer Fiction Jury’ Part One and Part Two. Get your eyeballs on it.

Say goodbye to sensory romance: ‘That old books smell is the smell of death.’ See more about the old book smell here.

Identity crisis? Here are 17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else.

A topic very close to our hearts at KYD – a wonderful post about Australian YA fiction.

Have a great weekend!