The hand drawn envelopes of Edward Gorey.
- Asking about the future of science fiction writing…in 1971.
- An excerpt from the book Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk, and the Creation of Fusion (Duke University Press) by Kevin Fellezs
- Mike Doherty at Salon defends baseball novels even though they net the writers $665,000 advances. (You could just hire a private security team with that sort of money.)
- Celebrating old(e) English embroidery at Yale.
- New video for the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy song “Quail and Dumplings” features a bearded guy on an island being taken care of by the natives. Does that sell you?
- Some live Sigur Rós will do you good if you plan to hibernate this weekend.