I think The Damian's answers here are great for someone wondering if that Perl thing is still going on. There's nothing new here for those keeping up with Perl, but it's a nice read for someone wondering what's been going on with Perl in the last several years, and When's Christmas Coming (Perl6)... (answer: good stuff from Perl6 keeps getting backported to Perl5 where they get adapted to real-world code and is terribly useful).

http://www.infoq.com/interviews/conway-perl