Morning Bites: Theda Bara, Simone de Beauvoir’s Birthday, Susan Steinberg Selects, Trouble in Hungary, and More

Both Simone de Beauvoir and Gypsy Rose Lee (above) were both born on this day.

“Hungary remains in a wistful, toxic relationship with the nineteen-thirties, with a fantasy of Jewish conspiracy and national moral decline.” – Hari Kunzru on the worsening climate for  artists, writers, and intellectuals in Hungary. 

Susan Steinberg selects a few songs for Largehearted Boy.

Matthew Specktor, Laura van den Berg, Vanessa Vaselka, Jason Diamond, and a bunch of other writer folks share their 2013 resolutions at Tin House.

The Hairpin on the quintessential cinematic “vamp” Theda Bara.

Put down your morning coffee and read this short essay on enjoying a good cup of tea.

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