6-in-the-morning1 ALICE MUNRO WINS THE NOBEL IN LITERATURE She’s the first Canadian and 13th woman to be awarded the prize. More¬†here. And here’s a list of Nobel prize-winning Canadians.

2 U.S. REPUBLICANS MAKE A DEBT CEILING OFFER Read all about it.

3 CREATIVE SASKATCHEWAN LAUNCHES The provincial government’s new cultural marketing strategy might be a good idea but at least for now it likely won’t do enough to bring the film patch back to Saskatchewan. The Sask government killed it and it remains dead, dead, dead. Also: bonus points for spotting Prairie Doggers in the picture.

4 MY KIND OF GRAFFITI Signs are popping up in Regina. I like them.

5 NO APPEAL FOR YOU Former Saskatonian Sandra Finley’s conviction for refusing to file a census form in 2006 won’t be overturned.

6 GOD AND GRAVITY Christian reviewers like the film, saying it paints a picture of a universe with a divine being. I can see how that happened–it’s and intense and beautiful movie that could easily create a numinous experience in viewers. (Just an FYI, there’s no evidence of a God. As Tim Minchin says,¬†“Isn’t this enough? Just this world?”)

LION CUB PORN One minute and 20 seconds of it. Thanks to expert lion-video-finder Carle Steel.