At A.V. Club: After years of playing the same sad sack misanthrope we’ve all come to know and love, John Cusack will play Edgar Allan Poe.
- At Harpers: The most expensive BBQ ever.
- At Jacket Copy: 12 literary oddities available on Ebay.
- At Impose: Julia Holmes tells us what she’s read recently.
- At The Faster Times: Lincoln Michel weighs in on the NY Times love of white dudes issue.
- At HTMLGIANT: Jimmy Chen is on a roll. First it was Harold Bloom’s hair over 4 Charlie Rose appearances, now it’s an “exclusive transcript” of Terry Gross talking to Jonathan Franzen of Fresh Air.
- At The Daily Beast: America’s Brainiest Cities.
- At Politics Daily: Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga?