Bites: Rebecca Solnit On “Elite Panic,” Penguin Classics Go Dopey, Truman Peyote the Band, and More

Rebecca Solnit, interviewed at BOMB Magazine

Essays are great.

  • The kind of wishy-washy title of Bob Thompson’s piece in The American Scholar, “Writing About Writers,” does not give it due justice. Please read.


  • Thinking of gifting a newfangled, bougey little reading device called the Nook? Well, you’re outta luck. Yep, you may have to settle for the Kindle, which Amazon has sufficiently stocked for the holidays.

Music stuff.


  • Seven bulls escaped from the set of Tom Cruise’s latest movie in Spain. Vulture blamed it on the SPs. I’m going to go with the aliens. That’s right.

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