“To be rich like Wharton may be what all of us secretly or not so secretly want, but privilege like hers isn’t easy to like; it puts her at a moral disadvantage.” – Jonathan Franzen on Edith Wharton in this week’s New Yorker.
- “Joris-Karl Huysmans’ (1848-1907) À rebours reads as an exotic spam engine of Edward Gorey captions and Smiths lyrics.” – HiLobrown makes it so easy for us to like something.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third act.
- Other People with Brad Listi talks with Claire Bidwell Smith.
- Alan Jacobs at The Atlantic on the legacy of Alan Lomax.
- Harrison Ford seriously can’t turn any jobs.