What about the invisible plane?: Everyone's linking to the NYT's report on Wonder Woman's upcoming costume change, after 60 years in the red-gold-and-blue bustier, for a full-body suit that has, according to DC Comics, more international appeal. (See their slideshow for a previous, failed That Girl-era makeover.)
Remind me to include a ferret in my next entry: It was the Year of the Rodent at the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing, with Seattle's own Molly Ringle claiming the grand prize for a love scene ending in the words "world's thirstiest gerbil" and Linda Boatright winning the Western award with a spin on the old porcupine-walks-into-a-bar gambit.
As handsome does: Claire Howorth reports on a disappearing agent scandal, in which Harriet Wasserman, longtime agent for Saul Bellow and many others, apparently cashed her clients' royalty checks after losing Bellow as a client, and then vanished. (Ironically, in their review of her memoir of her time with Bellow, Handsome Is,Booklist called her "graciousness and integrity personified.") Understandably, her former client Ted Mooney sold his latest book, The Same River Twice, to Knopf without an agent.
The other Washington: And in the most crucial book news of the day, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, asked where she stood on the important legal matter of Edward v. Jacob, unsurprisingly declined to take sides.