Ornette Coleman was born on this day in 1930.
- Charles Bukowski and Biggie Smalls died on this day.
- Geoff Dyer, Edith Pearlman, and the rest of the NBCC winners.
- Melissa Broder talks to Mark Asch at L Magazine.
- The New Republic is purchased by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
- A film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild is in the works.
- “They have the power and the money, they own our government, and they won’t go down without taking everyone and everything else with them. Instead of backing them even further into the corner of fear and defensiveness, we need to help them find a way out. And that means helping them understand how they got there.” – Douglas Rushkoff thinks that he’s found a new role for the 1%.