What the Jewish holiday of Purim (which begins tonight) has in common with the Hunger Games trilogy by Abigail Miller at Tablet.
- John Updike is getting reissued for his birthday.
- What did Aldous Huxley think of George Orwell’s 1984? He wrote his former student a letter to tell him.
- Slate talks about the #jonathanfranzenhates Twitter hashtag after Jami Attenberg finds out J. Franz doesn’t like Twitter.
- Critical Mob takes a look at Jewish literature from the 1950s to today.
- The history of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters.
- Does older age limit learning?