Maggie is someone I've known since the (long-gone) glory days of Salon's Table Talk -- she is the proprietress of the multifarious music, etc. blog What The Hell Am I Doing Here? and has recently self-released a totally happening and refreshingly varied garage-prog1 record. Check it out.
Robin, who boasts impressive knowledge of all things Firefly -- I'm very thankful for the 5-minute crash course he gave me in advance of the TPM-sponsored Serenity screening on Wednesday -- is a node in the 3 Quarks Daily hive mind, your one-stop pointy-headed roundup blog, with not-to-be missed original content on Mondays. Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, John Allen Paulos, Rochelle Gurstein, Laura Claridge, and Daniel Dennett all read 3 Quarks Daily -- do they know something you don't? (Don't answer that. Just go upgrade your gray matter.)
1. That's Milo Miles's term, but I'm totally stealing it.