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

The Millions take a look at the art of book reviewing and have put together a three-part list of literary and arts Tumblrs to follow or at least spend some time exploring.

Speaking of Tumblrs: Cosmarxpolitian happened and you should look at it. Apparently ‘Trotsky gets sexy’.

‘The Complete Glossary of Hipster Hallmarks, cribbed from the pages of The New York Times and presented without comment’ over at The Awl.

Yay, literary pets! Brainpickings look at the beloved animals of beloved writers.

If you’d been wondering what Breaking Bad would look like if it was a Lego video game, look no further. This is the link for you.

Plug She & Him Vol. 3 into your ears compliments of NPR First Listen.

Those punks at The Lifted Brow released their Music Issue and have put together a bunch of mixtapes to celebrate. You can check out KYD deputy editor Hannah Kent’s selection of tunes here.

And finally, speaking of Hannah – have you managed to check out her new book Burial Rites yet? You definitely should! Here’s an ace review from The Australian.