Jackson Pollock died on this day in 1956.
- Later today on KCRW’s Bookworm, host Michael Silverblatt talks with Stone Arabia author Dana Spiotta.
- If you don’t know what it’s like to live and write in New York, here is a decent example: Jennifer Gilmore writes out of a closet with a window. (She also has her dogs ashes and a rolodex.)
- It’s the grudge match of the century: Pride and Prejudice vs. Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Videos of Tom Waits going fishing with John Lurie.
- We’re in the final months of the No Child Left Behind federal education law. So what’s next?