Bites: Rainbow bookshelves, killed book covers, readers of print bring it in, mock executions, finding Jesus’ head, Atwood’s green tour


By Willa A. Cmiel
Book Bench explains it correctly when they call organizing your books by color “an exercise that feels dorky and juvenile.” But look, not (really) so! I guess the exposed wooden beams and built-in wall shelves help romanticize the whole nerdy practice.

  • Upon my insistence, my family and I visited the Torture Museum in Amsterdam. As a twelve-year-old, of course, it was, if not all a joke, an abstract, “unreal” practice. If you haven’t heard yet, the CIA recently admitted some smarmy techniques for getting what they want. Newsweek has an enlightening and equally disheartening photo essay “Torture Timeline.