Joyland’s co-founder, Brian Joseph Davis, draws police sketches of some of the most famous characters in literature. Oddly enough, the least creepy one is the murderous Misfit from Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find.”
- Preview Adam Levin’s Hot Pink over at the McSweeney’s site. It will get you set for when we host Levin at PowerHouse Arena on April 4th.
- J.C. Gabel, the man behind the great magazine Stop Smiling, is now spearheading the resurrection of The Chicagoan. The magazine has been dormant since the mid-1930s. Also check out our collection of Jazz Age-era Chicagoan covers.
- At Slate: Name of a dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, or a phrase from Allen Ginsberg’s Howl?
- Leigh Stein wanted to be Anne Frank.
- If you’re going to read one story today, Catherine Lacey’s “Cyclops” at Freerange Nonfiction is a fine choie.
- Neu!, The Feelies, and Big Star all put out pretty good comeback albums. Our own Tobias Carroll takes a look at other bands that made good on their comebacks at L Magazine.