Bites: The Tolkien clan gets their due, People like 2666, Jim Carroll interviews, that guy who knows Chuck Norris, and more


Breaking!  Nerd World scoops EVERYBODY and gets the “terms” that Warner Bros. and the family of J.R.R. Tolkien (above) settled on.

Stephen Elliott at The Rumpus on people who have read, who are perpetually reading Bolaño’s 2666.

Three Guys One Book review Beg, Borrow, Steal by Michael Greenberg.

Boing Boing posts an interview from 1987 with the late Jim Carroll

All the cool stuff you didn’t know the Boston Public Library had is going on display.

Granta is hitting up Chicago.  (Thanks Stop Smiling)


Oh look, that Republican guy who knows Chuck Norris is blasting the media.

Americans can’t handle a movie about Darwin (Gawker)


Dennis Cooper revisits the glory days of early 1980’s industrial music.

Castanets have a new video for their upcoming release, Texas Rose, The Thaw and The Beast.

Jack White donates a bunch of cash so the kids can play ball.  (Thanks Daily Swarm)