Today should be a holiday: Saul Bellow (above), Howlin’ Wolf, Kim & Kelly Deal, Maurice Sendak, and Judy Garland were all born on this day.
- Mark Shechner discusses the journals of Alfred Kazin.
- Over at The Millions, an interview with Rebecca Makkai.
- This is pretty hilarious: New Yiddish words for the 21st Century.
- Two new Jim O’Rourke albums coming very soon.