The TV set is talking to me - after a wicca-themed episode of the Simpsons last week, this week it was a CSI about vampires and werewolves. In the real world, Redditch council wants to take the unusual step of saving money by heating swimming pools by hooking them up to crematorium's incinerators. A local funeral director firm said they thought it "strange and eerie". Surely not. Compound Eye caught my eye and wishful thinking with the cover of Yesterday's Bright Future: Contemporary Concrete - A Failed Utopia. Likewise, Between Channels' bleakly atmospheric brutalist tour of Cumbernauld in photos from 1968. I want Peter Mendelsund's retro modernist redesign of Kafka books, with their mesmerising eye theme. Stephen T Asma thinks that the "four horsemen" of atheism need to look beyond western culture and even embrace the "wacky, superstitious, cloud-cuckoo land" of religion, focusing lots on the invisible spirit worlds of animism, the "Rodney Dangerfield of religion". The Los Angeles Times review a new biography of John Cage, and like them, I wish for a look back at his life that would use Cage's quote "The reality of our life is mystery"as a starting point. Current viewing: following up Evans-Pritchard and the Azande witchcraft and sorcery with a look back at an episode of Jonathan Miller's The Body In Question.