Germany's Bundestag voted for the enlargement of the European Financial Stability Facility yesterday, the Austrian Nationalrat is currently debating the issue (a positive outcome is very likely, both ruling parties will vote for it, so will the Greens). The enlargement needs to be approved by all 17 euro zone countries.
NY Times: In European Crisis, Experts See Little Hope for a Quick Fix, September 29, 2011
NY Times: Germany Approves Bailout Expansion, Leaving Slovakia as Main Hurdle, September 29, 2011
Pakistan... if the upcoming Presidential elections eventually include foreign policy questions, the question of Pakistan will probably come up.
NY Times: Pakistanis Tied to 2007 Border Attack on Americans, September 26, 2011
The Washington Post: U.S. sharpens warning to Pakistan, September 21, 2011
The National on the role of the United States in the changed political landscape after the continuing Middle Eastern uprisings.
A previously unreleased track by James Blake and a quote about the current state of dubstep (aiming for the "frat-boy market").
Nevermind was re-issued (and re-mastered) on its 20th anniversary.
An interview with Alex Kingston before the season finale of Doctor Who - as much as I didn't enjoy the way Amy's arc was written this season, I am still looking forward to finding out about River and the Doctor.
A list of pilots I've watched so far this season: 2 Broke Girls, Suburgatory, Ringer, Prime Suspect, Homeland, The Secret Circle, Pan Am, The Playboy Club. A list of shows I'll continue watching: Homeland.
Also, The Fades is getting really good (I like all the characters, but Mac is such a scene-stealer). After only two episodes, all the characters are complicated and conflicted! "There is nothing more pathetic than needing someone!" (from the writer who wrote "I think you need someone to want you" about a character also played by Lily Loveless!)! It's genuinely scary and beautifully filmed.