Pet corner: Here’s a doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Obama’s top 50 accomplishments of his first term so far.
Hump day musical interlude: When Steve McQueen died back in 1980, I was just a kid. But it was the first celebrity death that really shook me. The only others were Warren Zevon and George Carlin. I took a look at 1958’s The Blob again for the first time since I was about seven, and it was good fun.