“Would you like to understand how the ‘new’ Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman, came to be billed as a long-lost, blockbuster sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird … when, by all the known facts, it’s an uneven first draft of the famous novel that was never considered for publication?” WaPo’s Neely Tucker: To Shill a Mockingbird.

+ Mars One has selected its one hundred finalists, all competing for a one way ticket to Mars.

+ Consider this a PSA for folks on the East coast: In Bitter Cold, Entertaining Children With Games, Films and Dumplings.

+ And Hilary Sargent got a great shot of the snow that shows Boston is a corn maze. It’s so obvious at this point. Admit you deflated the balls. God will stop the snow.