Reading While Eating for December 14: Daily Diversions

Wednesday's links pull you through the week with podcasts and puppies.

  • Share
  • Read Later
Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters

Children rush onto the parade ground to collect spent rifle cartridges after an Armed Forces of Malta military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta, December 13, 2011.

Shameless Plug: In case you missed it, TIME’s Person of the Year for 2011 is The Protester. (TIME)

TIME Lines: Take a look back at all 85 of our past Person of the Year picks. (LIFE)

Burning Bookstores: Get ready for a debate! Farhad Majoo argues why independent bookstores don’t deserve to be saved. (Slate)

“Meh” Movie: We’re not too wowed by the trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest, The Dictator. Seems like Borat, if Borat had power. What do you think? (The Daily What)

Must Listen: Headed on a long trip over the holidays? Download these podcasts before you go. (Flavorwire)

Watch Us, Please: Now that all the great TV shows are on hiatus for the holidays, check out these 10 underappreciated shows while you wait. (Vulture)

Viral Video: Take a slow-motion look at a simple pleasure in life: dogs riding in cars. (SIFTI)