Welcome to a hot batch of links on a cold — probably — March day.
* NBC is apparently going to get rid of Jay Leno again, but New York Magazine argues it would be a mistake.
* The alternative paper the Boston Phoenix shut down last week and Charlie Pierce wrote an obituary.
* Al Pacino as Phil Spector looks terrifying, but Grantland’s Andy Greenwald says he’s actually quite good as the murderous record producer. The HBO movie is not as good.
* LA Times columnist T.J. Simers will rip on anyone, but he had a different type of column after he suffered a stroke but received help from the Dodgers’ medical staff. Simers maintains his sense of humor.
* Interesting story in The Atlantic about the Touchscreen Generation, young kids raised on technology and what it will mean for their development. I think TVFury guest writer Rich Jensen should explore this in a future piece.
* Loved this Onion column: Find the thing you’re most passionate about, then do it on nights and weekends for the rest of your life.
* Really interesting piece from Ben Yagoda about In Cold Blood, Truman Capote’s classic which has come under examination for years — but even more so the past few months — for accuracy issues. Yagoda found the papers of the fact-checker who initially checked the stories when they appeared in The New Yorker.