Weekend Bites: Believer Awards, Goodbye WIERD, Inspiring Herman Melville, Victorian Hospitals, and More

Zachary Lipez defends Morrissey.

Amanda Petrusich one-ups Harry Crews by covering a python hunt in Florida.

The terrifying true story that inspired Moby-Dick.

Bidding farewell to the WIERD parties.

The Editors’ Shortlist for the Believer Book Award is quite impressive.

Colin Dickey has a new story up at Telling. You need to subscribe to read it, but it looks worth it.

Bellevue Hospital in the Victorian era.

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