Bites: Libba Bray steals our hearts with a song, Poe’s dead date, Obama’s book, Brooklyn cliches, and more

Breaking!   Libba Bray picks “Roadrunner” by The Modern Lovers as one of her songs in her turn at Largehearted Boy’s “Book Notes”. This makes us like her even more.


  • Yesterday was the 160th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.  We failed by not making mention of this.  January Magazine did not make the same mistake.
  • I don’t even eat meat, but I am totally in support of the blog Save the Deli putting out a a book.
  • Michael Crichton’s widow wants a bunch of money.  She’s sad because has so far only received two million dollars.