Bites: David Lynch’s Birthday, Talking John Cheever, More MFA Discussion, and the Poe Toaster

Happy birthday Federico Fellini, David Lynch (above, obviously) and Leadbelly.

Amy McDaniel talks about the pleasures of reading John Cheever over at HTMLGIANT.

Josh Spilker weighs in on the writers needing an MFA topic that seems more popular than ever.  At least Josh has the good sense to use a Beavis & Butthead image to accompany his thoughts.

The Awl asks the question we’re all sort of worrying about before we have to get back to worrying about bigger things: Is the Poe Toaster dead?