The cult of Cocteau
- Want to try being like J.D. Salinger? Don’t pay taxes, tweet, or keep the same e-mail address. If that doesn’t work, just freak out about tiny things.
- A Ticket to the Circus, Norris Church Mailer’s memoirs about seeing Norman Mailer in the nude, is reviewed. I think I’ve already made up my mind on this one.
- Good book people on Twitter.
- Gahn Wilson’s Playboy cartoons get the book treatment.
- Intellectual feud: Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Tariq Ramadan
- National Poetry Month salute Glenn Beck.
- Tobias Caroll on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Beautiful Struggle and Kevin Sampsell’s A Common Pornography.
- Marisa Meltzer and pals attempt to defend Alanis Morissette.
- From the Numero photo vault.