At The New York Times: Peruvian Nobel laureate, Mario Vargas Llosa, discusses teaching Borges at an Ivy, investing his money, and the killer commute from Jersey to Manhattan: ““It’s very nice. But not if you take the train at 5 or 6 o’clock. It can be a Kafkaesque commute.”
- At Vice: Blake Butler and NY Tyrant take HTML GIANT’S “Mean Week” on the road, and trash Jonathan Franzen over at Vice. Hilarity ensues.
- At Boing Boing: Star Trak characters reading Poe.
- At Jewcy: Using Gabriel García Márquez to address the Haitian Cholera Epidemic.
- At The Guardian: A British writer calls Mark Twain “the American.” So this one goes out to you Twainy.