Here are two more mini updates while we wait for something a bit more substantial.

– On Saturday Natalie attended a performance of the ballet, Jewels, with old friends Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer. As mentioned by Vanity Fair.

– The writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has another mashup coming out, which sounds like it won’t be as successful. Time Magazine mention what made PPZ work so well.

But there are specific reasons Pride and Prejudice and Zombies worked that don’t necessarily pertain to the knockoffs. It wasn’t an arbitrary mashup. Austen’s novel is about the comedy and pathos of people whose lives are shaped by monstrous realities that they’re too polite to talk about, namely money and sex. Zombies are just another unspeakable thing to tiptoe around. There’s a certain dream logic to it, but it doesn’t follow that the trick will work twice.