Bites: Fiction v. Non-Fiction, Poe’s Funeral, Proust’s Questions, Lev Grossman on being a critic, Wild Things, Hornby’s Education, Nick Cave & PJ Harvey, and more


Jim Shepard for Electric Literature on the subject of fiction based on non-fiction: “We need to bear in mind, as we’ve been told many times, that we’re working from, but not necessarily about, our lives.”


Film, a Quick Weekend Roundup

  • What will we post about now that Where the Wild Things Are has finally been released??  The good reviews, for one thing.




  • An American woman has won a Nobel Prize in Economics “for her analysis of economic governance.”