Philip Hoare’s The Whale is reviewed. Christopher Hitchens revisits Animal Farm. David Shields meets Colbert Great Gatsby meets the NBA playoffs. New issue of Agriculture Reader is out. We interviewed the people behind it for their last issue. Kevin Sampsell made a bunch of videos of AWP. Bookworm interviews Elif Bautman. PJ Harvey is designing an upcoming issue of Zoetrope: All Story. Another guide for living like Holden Caulfield. Neutral Milk Hotel + ukulele =’s great happiness.
J.D. Salinger has been dead a little over a week, but his most popular book, and character, continues to be a popular topic on the net. The Daily Beast discusses “The Heirs to Holden“. and Deckfight asks if Tao Lin’s Shoplifting From American Apparel is the new Catcher in the Rye? and Joanna Smith Rakoff talks about her experiences handling Salinger’s mail.