Morning Bites: Writers Looking at Birds, A Bandleader’s Funeral, Edith Wharton Erotica and More

Bastille Day on Smith Street, 2012

Fifty Shades of Edith Wharton.

On birdwatching and Jonathan Franzen.

Speaking of birds: The desk where Karolina Waclawiak works from sits next to her “bird haven.”

How they celebrate the life of a bandleader in New Orleans.

In the event that you’re curious about what Kurt Loder has been reading…

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