Today at Flavorpill, we discovered what made Oscar so grouchy. We wondered how Nicholas Sparks gets away with churning out the same cliches. We checked out the plans for Madonna’s Academy for Girls in Malawi. We liked Jamie Hewlett’s Gorillaz-ized illustration of Lou Reed and the orchestral trailer for Plastic Beach. We learned the secret nicknames of the literary elite. We were excited to hear that a new Terrence Malick project featuring Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Olga Kurylenko will start shooting this fall. We sang along with the Aliens rap. We decided that thought-controlled lighting definitely trumps The Clapper. And finally, we lusted after this DIY glass heart. Too bad we don’t live in West Brompton.