• New SARS cases are called milder, and not (Bette) Midler (damn our dyslexia)

Alessandra Stanley says, "Except for the politics and soft-core pornography, "The L Word," Showtime's new series about lesbians that starts on Sunday, is old-fashioned fun." Hey now!

• Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston will give moviegoers heat rash; decorating tips for "surly" 6 year-olds abound in Torque.

• People are shelling out cash money to have boot camp vacations (you're barely fed, talking is forbidden). Gothamist decides to work on that "New York Experience" travel proposal, where people pay $1000+ per day to live in an apartment the size of a closet, complete with futon, noisy neighbors, and roaches.