Morning Bites: Russian Proverbs, The State Of Music Writing, Cyborg Talk, Random Shteyngart Facts, And More

Baroness Susan Greenfield, Maria Popova, and Evgeny Morozov have a roundtable discussion to figure out if humans are becoming cyborgs.

The New York Herald Building, Hotel Astor, the original Pennsylvania Station, and other beautiful New York buildings that no longer exist.

A petition to convince President Obama to name John Darnielle U.S. Poet Laureate.

Elliott Holt lists her favorite Russian proverbs.

Gary Shteyngart talks Crystal Castles, laughing at Ayn Rand, and wearing Penguin shirts at The Daily Beast.

“The keenest metaphor for music journalism in 2012 turned out to be the around-the-world jet jaunt known as the #rihannaplane.” – Maura Johnston wonders what happened to music writing in 2012.

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