A dosai chutney at Saravana Bhavan
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  • A dosai chutney at Saravana Bhavan

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Hey, did you read:

• That video-on-demand is hurting foreign-film distribution in the United States? (“Netflix is the industry’s leading VOD powerhouse—and the popular streaming service has been steadily abandoning foreign-language films.”) Drew Hunt

• About Saravana Bhavan, India’s largest fast food chain, and its founder/potentate P. Rajagopal, a convicted murderer? Aimee Levitt

• About reading The Count of Monte Cristo and other literature in prison? Mick Dumke

• John Jeremiah Sullivan on the poet Frederick Seidel? Tal Rosenberg

• That convicted murderer Bernie Tiede, the subject of Richard Linklater’s Bernie, may be released from prison on the condition that he live with the director? Brianna Wellen

• About the big book of color variations, written (and mixed) by a 17th-century Dutch watercolorist? Tony Adler

• Yet another reason why records triumph: Jack White’s Lazaretto vinyl will create a hologram when it spins? Lisa Schulz

Missed connections for a-holes? Steve Bogira