Bites: PEN’s Spelling Bee, Fitzgerald’s Taxes, Whitman’s Jeans, Obama the Comic, France Hates Scientology, and more

Last night at Le Poisson Rouge, some of New York’s biggest writers got together for a spelling bee to benefit PEN American center’s literary journal, PEN America and the release of their eleventh issue, “Make Believe.” Lit. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tax returns.(Thanks, The Rumpus) Whoa, another e-reader from Barnes & Noble?¬† I’m totally confused. Today, we’re tackling e-readers and book reading, I guess.¬† First, Book Bench with Bruce McCalls’ new book Fifty Things to do with a Book (Now that […]

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Bites: Boxcar Kids, dirty pirates, Tom Waits, Moz in the third person, the Milkman talks, and more.

Lesley Blume on NPR talks about The Boxcar Children, and other children books I might think of revisiting. Anton Corbijn is putting out a book on Tom Waits photos, fittingly titled Waits/Corbijn. “Five Pirate Books for the Perverted Reader” seems like an okay follow up to a bite on Tom Waits. Morrissey refers to himself in the third person, and hates EMI. In Venezuela, golf is a sport for bourgeois swine. In America, Tiger Woods still dominates. Tevye the Milkman […]

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