TV: Sunday-Night Scorecard

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (pictured): The hour ended with one drunk woman about to lay hands on another woman in a bikini top from the Old Navy toddler section, so all is still right in the World That Andy Cohen Built. Grade: B. The Walking Dead: The walkers invade the Safe Zone as the Alexandrians are forced to say goodbye to one of their own. Grade: B-. The Good Wife: Alan Cumming and Vanessa Williams have got to be the strangest quasi-couple on TV. The episode was about racism and lack of diversity in the corporate workplace. Five black actresses were featured; no black actors. If this show wants to explore lack of diversity, it might want to examine its own casting. Grade: F.

Can Nefertiti Revive Tourism In Egypt?

For weeks, a group of explorers have scanned the walls of a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, using radar and infrared devices, in the hopes that science might confirm one Egyptologist’s theory: that hidden behind a wall of King Tutankhamen’s burial chamber sits the long-sought tomb of Queen Nefertiti. The prospect of such a discovery is beyond tantalizing, and would be as momentous a find as any here for almost a century, antiquities officials say. It would also come at a time when Egypt’s tourism industry, frozen by years of political unrest and fears of militant attacks, is in urgent need of good news. Let’s face it: would you go to Egypt right now? I wouldn’t!

Amazon Plots The Future Of Drones

Worried about your Christmas presents arriving on time? In the future, perhaps you won’t be — you’ll have your own drone to deliver them. In the meantime, we have to rely on Amazon. In a slick new ad and FAQ page published today, the company demonstrates what Prime Air could look like if and when regulators approve deliveries by unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Ever-Subversive WC Fields

Martin Chilton writes: ‘WC Fields, a most defiantly disreputable comedian, has fallen out of the public consciousness, but the 75th anniversary of his masterpiece film “The Bank Dick” seems like a good time to salute one of the 20th-century’s most original comic talents. Fields was doing Python-esq things long before Python, admits John Cleese. William Claude Dukenfield has not been entirely forgotten since his grim alcoholic’s Read more »

Inside The World Of Gabriel García Márquez

“Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez” – a new film about the Nobel prize winner and author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” – focuses on the Caribbean magical realist’s political engagement and militant journalism in the 1970s and 80s. Bill Clinton is among the interviewed.

Thom York DJs For Climate Change

Today, COP21 — the UN’s climate change conference — takes place in Paris. After signing a letter urging world leaders to reach a deal at the conference, Thom Yorke spent yesterday hitting the streets of London to participate in the People’s March for Climate. Organized by Greenpeace UK, Yorke DJed atop a float during the march. Watch footage here.

A New Beatles Record

There were wigs and fake beards all around in Mexico City as the city attempted a world record for the most people dressed as the Beatles. John Lennons abounded.