Weekend Bites: Nick Cave to MTV, Nonrequired Reading, Wesley Stace, Soros Responds to Glenn Beck and More

Remember that time that Nick Cave told MTV that he didn’t want their stinking award?

  • NY Tyrant takes the Best American Nonrequired Reading books to task at Vice.

NY Times Sunday Book Review Highlights

  • Joyce Carol Oates’s A Widow’s Story: A Memoir is reviewed.  Not quite sure how you review a memoir about somebody’s husband dying, but since it’s Joyce Carol Oates…
  • Julia Scheeres reviews Deb Olin Unferth’s memoir, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War.  Calls it “brave, soulful.”