Just what makes Downton Abbey the most popular costume drama in years? Colin Meloy of The Decemberists/writer of The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1, was on this week’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Do you have what it takes to be the managing editor of Rookiemag.com? Tavi Gevinson is looking for a managing editor, and it could possibly be the funnest job ever. Christopher Hitchens on Joan Didion’s new book, Blue Nights, at Vanity Fair. Sylvia Plath is getting her very own […]
Morning Bites: Jane Eyre, Blake Butler, Seth Fried, dust jackets, a 13-year-old bluegrass prodigy, and more
The Jane Eyre that isn’t a feminist icon. Blake Butler talks to Impose. And when you’re done reading Blake’s interview, read Seth Fried’s interview at Freerange. Flavorwire gives us a collection of gorgeous looking dust jackets. The best fake literary Twitter accounts are… A video of a 13-year-old bluegrass whiz kid covering Gram Parsons is our favorite thing this Monday.