Today you should do birthday shots for Voltaire, Goldie Hawn, Björk, and Ken Griffey Jr.
- Robert Hass, the 70-year-old former Poet Laureate of the United States, writes an op-ed about being beaten by police at Occupy Berkeley.
- At Granta: Animating Bolaño.
- The Los Angeles Review of Books talks to Helen DeWitt.
- The Victorians: Original hoarders?
- 3:AM Magazine talks to Alina Simone.
- Ted Leo and Titus Andronicus are playing an OWS benefit in Brooklyn tonight.
- Possibly the last Sonic Youth show ever?
- Smoking opium in Iran.
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