- Emma Straub wrote something for Rookie that has the tags, 90210, first time, Friday Night Lights, sex, and TV.
- Upton Sinclair was born on this day in 1887, and so was Jelly Roll Morton, two years earlier, in 1885.
- The 2011 MacArthur Genius Grants have been announced. We were snubbed again, but what can you do?
- How Shel Silverstein came back to life. (Sorta like Tupac…)
- The life and times of Nobel Prize winning physicist–chemist Marie Curie came to the United States.
- Guided by Voices go metal, as Torche covers three of the iconic lo-fi band’s songs.