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There Will Be Adam Wilson

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Morning Bites: Illustrating Salinger, Ridley and Cormac, Bad Gatsby, Jon Cotner walks, K-Holes, and more

Drawing Holden Caulfield and the people in his life.  (Via Literary Kicks)

  • Rachel Shukert talks about Oprah’s new Hasidic friends at Tablet.
  • Jon Cotner and crew walk through several NYC neighborhoods armed only with “one-line utterances that replace urban anonymity with affection” for BMW Guggenheim Labs.
  • The John Keats connection to now-retired NFL running back Rickey Williams, at The Classical.

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Literary Ephemera: Modernist lit. journals from the early 20th Century

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Today we learned (via The Morning News) that Brown University and The University of Tulsa have teamed up to digitize a bunch of early 20th Century literary magazines, and believe it’s safe to say that The Modernist Journals Project is possibly the best thing we’ve seen all week.  We look forward to reading “The Freewoman,” then following it up with “The New Freewoman.”

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Morning Bites: Anti-Putin punk, Malick’s muse, On Englander, fantasy illustrators, and more

“They were dressed in summery short dresses and tights, but brightly colored balaclavas masked their faces. Dancing frantically to keep warm, they launched into a song that could be delicately titled “Putin Got Scared,” though the lyrics in Russian were ruder than that.” – Pussy Riot, our new favorite band on the planet, gets profiled by NPR.

  • Gary Shteyngart, Douglas Rushkoff, and a bunch of other smart folks weigh in on Facebook $5 billion dollar IPO at Motherboard.
  • At Tablet: Adam Kirsch on Nathan Englander with appearances by Kafka, Babel, and Roth.

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Nerd Porn: Look at these beautiful new Truman Capote covers

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Megan Wilson has been called upon to redesign covers for some of Truman Capote’s most iconic books by Vintage International.

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Being the best band in the world for less than five minutes

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Morning Bites: Pencil Neck Geeks, Dan Chaon’s tunes, The New Inquiry, pickling stuff, and more

We bet you’re probably still hungover from your Charles Dickens birthday celebration, but it’s time to get back on the horse and party again:  Jules Verne and “Classy” Freddie Blassie were both born on this day.  One of them coined the phrase, “Pencil Necked Geek,” and it wasn’t Verne…

  • Aleksandar Hemon at Guernica on Ethnic identity training for children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Rachel Rosenfelt of The New Inquiry is interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books blog.  If you’d like to subscribe to The New Inquiry, it only costs two dollars.  You can’t get anything for two dollars.
  • Maybe you should pickle everything?  (Only funny if you’ve seen the Portlandia skit.)

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