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Morning, readers.


*Above, please witness a throwback music video courtesy of Exit Clov, whose new record, Memento Mori, has been making waves. (This one’s a favorite of mine back from ’07-’08. It’s all about mind control! And the Picardy third.) To download the group’s Morrissey cover, point yer cursor here.

*The Post remembers Jane Austen, calls her a “popular gal.” Though Mark Twain, apparently, found her less than endearing.

*Latest casualty of Iceland fallout: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Hey! Maybe Stranded in Dusseldorf can be the name of their next record?

*The upcoming Sam Mendes-helmed Bond flick has, we hear, been shelved indefinitely. Rendering this particular Slate gem semi-irrelevant but still loads of fun.

*Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus coming soon to a screen near you. From the department of wishful thinking/promotional tripe:

“‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ is not just the title of a book, or what we know will become an amazing film and TV franchise – it is a pop cultural mainstay and comically, sadly, romantically, all too often still true these many years after first being published,” said Eric Feig, Summit’s president of production.

*We’ll have a full Filmfest digest later this afternoon, but for the moment, feast your eyes on the trailer for The Balibo Conspiracy. It screens tonight at Regal Gallery Place, and stands out among other entries in the Internat’l Festival because 1) if you haven’t heard of the Balibo Five, you ought to and 2) it’s fantastic.