Today at Flavorpill, we watched Craig Ferguson hit on one of our favorite authors, Sloane Crosley. We were reminded, by this list of the 30 most influential independently financed films of the past 30 years, that The Terminator was an indie. We wondered whether the age of the decadent novel has passed. We listened to a gorgeous, new Brian Eno track. We were surprised to hear that The New York Times Magazine has named as its new editor former New York editorial director Hugo Lindgren. We hoped the upcoming Myst movie wouldn’t be as confusing as the ’90s video game it’s based on. We spotted Lady Gaga wearing, quite literally, a hairshirt. We laughed along as Sarah Silverman, Weird Al, and John Cho spoofed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell supporters. We enjoyed this colorful upgrade of a Cincinnati neighborhood’s streets. And last, but certainly not least, we mourned the untimely death of influential Detroit house producer Aaron-Carl.