Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us.

The Melbourne Prize for Literature was awarded this week.

Call that a music blog? This is a music blog. NPR’s All Songs Considered lives up to its name.

If you were under a rock, in the middle of a rainforest or just woke up from a two year coma, here’s Barack Obama’s acceptance speech for you.

Be hypnotised by animated GIFs based on movie classics.

Awkward Family Photos; it’s like wrapping yourself in a warm, creepy blanket.

It’s hard not be inspired by some of the world’s most brilliant people just … hanging out.

Finally, some tunes to take out your working week: