Afternoon News Bites: February 14th (Julie Klausner’s Advice, Harper’s to GQ, Iran and More)

Tonight is the Franklin Park Reading series. From the press release:

Be our Valentine tonight, and we’ll set the mood with candy hearts, romantic cocktails, and $4 pints. You’ll hear funny and poignant love stories from an incredibly talented lineup: literary genius COLSON WHITEHEAD (Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist), acclaimed debut novelist ALISON ESPACH (The Adults), memoirists MIRA PTACIN (Freerange Nonfiction) and MILTON WASHINGTON (Slickyboy), and poet DAVID MCLOGHLIN (Waiting for Saint Brendan).  618 St. Johns Place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Crown Heights.

Julie Kausner gives Valentine’s Day love advice.

Alien books from the 1400s?

Harper’s Senior Editor Donovan Hohn Departs for GQ (Via Observer)


Brooklyn Bridge Park bike rental?  Looks like it.

Marty Markowitz is a douchebag.


Looks like shit is about to go down in Iran.

Huff. Po is live blogging about Obama’s budget proposal.

Why can’t Republican leaders stop being huge turds, and condemn people who claim President Obama is a Muslim? Is that really a lot to ask?

Is Mubarak in a coma?