“Every creative industry is engaged in a civil war. The creatives — whether writers, painters or musicians — want to play with new forms of expression; the capitalists prefer to go with what worked last time. But sometimes the two sides come together, on equal terms, in gloriously fertile equilibrium. We call these periods golden ages.” FT: Watch it while it lasts: our golden age of television.

+ Times are decidedly un-golden at ESPN where 100 on-air personalities and writers have been laid off. Deadspin has a running list.