Is new Doctor Who more literary than old Doctor Who?

Many people prefer the newer Doctor Who series, masterminded by Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat, to the "classic" version from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Is that just a matter of taste and production values, or is the newer version more literary and thus more deserving of love? » 5/29/12 5:12pm 5/29/12 5:12pm

The Truth about George R.R. Martin, Women and Rape

Alyssa Rosenberg over at Think Progress has a must-read essay in response to claims that George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire is too brutal towards women. She deconstructs feminist writer Sady Doyle's critiques of Martin's narrative with amazing elegance, and along the way she also delivers a great lesson in… » 8/29/11 4:30pm 8/29/11 4:30pm