Elsewhere: Reality and Soaps, Portal 2, monogamy, Atlas Shrugged, etc.

Every week, our writers will be sharing some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions.

Rich:
Did you miss the chance to attend the Reality Rock Reality TV expo? So did everyone else...

Like graphic novels? Check out Good Ok Bad. It’s written by our arch-nemesis and regular commenter, Seth T. Hahne, and you’ll like it.

Adam:
Carrie Lukas argues that the men-women wage gap may not be quite as advertised.

Drew:
Bethany Welch at The Curator reviews Of God’s and Men.

Jeremy Singer-Vine asks, did the NBA fine Kobe Bryant more than is technically permissable?

Sorry soap fans but ABC announced they are canceling “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”

Newsweek talks to Francis Fukuyama on foreign policy, how governments are formed, the Middle East, and China.

An interesting list of the Top 10 Best Games that were Commercial Failures.

Valve’s Chet Faliszek says Portal 2 is “absolutely the best” single-player game the studio has ever created. It hits stores Tuesday.

The New York Times asked college students to tell the plain truth about what love is like for them. They received thousands of submissions and have chosen to publish 5. Here is the first and its an eye opening and tragic plea for monogamy in a world growing increasingly opposed to the idea.

Alan:
Just in time for the release of Atlas Shrugged: Part I, Alyssa Bereznak shares her experiences growing up with a father who was deeply, even religiously devoted to Ayn Rand and Objectivist philosophy.

Film Noir of the 1940s and 50s is probably my favorite film genre. These dark, moral tales which often end tragically for the main character (who can be a detective or a criminal) raise many questions about sin, justice, and fate. J. Mark Bertrand considers how the prose form of noir relates to Christian theology.

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