We realize here's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why The Atlantic Wire is unveiling a new late afternoon feature highlighting the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: The Walking Dead are up to their old tricks, Borges explains himself, and the Milky Way looks stunning from South Dakota.
- Frank Darabont won't be back as showrunner when The Walking Dead returns for its second season in October. The absence of the three-time Oscar nominee may be felt during quieter moments, but we didn't detect a drop-off in the zombies-trying-to-grab-people scenes. If anything, the undead seem a bit crisper this year. [AOL TV]
- Today's Google Doodle marking the birthday of Jorge Luis Borges was appropriately complicated, but this excerpt from a 1980 he gave to Spanish journalist Joaquín Soler Serrano is enlightening, not because of what he says about himself, but for the opportunities he sees in writing for a living. Specifically, the chance to cultivate "a vast circle of invisible friends." Perfect. [YouTube]
- If zombies and Borges are a bit much this late in the day, there's always Randy Halverson's time-lapse video of the Milky Way filmed in South Dakota. It's also perfect. [Vimeo via Gizmodo]