We’ve been doing our best to talk about how much New Yorkers read on the subway, and we used the title “24 Anna Karenina readers can’t be wrong” to highlight the New York Times coverage of citizens of Gotham and their literary choices while commuting. The Millions also took the Russian lit. route, but instead of Tolstoy Street, they went down Dostoevsky Ave.
- Is ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich the next great wordsmith? No chance, but his memoirs are out, and people might or might not care. (Thanks New York Times)
- Agriculture Reader just got mad cheap for the rest of the month. (Thanks HTMLGIANT)
- Powell’s reviews The Art of The Short Story.
- The Rumpus calls Labor Day “The Rodney Dangerfield of holidays“.
- Arthur on Rooftop Farms, the organic vegetable farm in Greenpoint. (That’s Brooklyn in case you are unfamiliar)
- Heeb offers up commentary on Pat Buchanan, and his recent op-ed piece.
- David Bowie gets a spider named after him.