Get to know the real John Cheever. (Left, with John Updike)
- Google goes steampunk for the birthday of Jules Verne.
- Emily St. John Mandel discusses bad reviews.
- A dead rabbi writes a letter to a literary critic from beyond the grave.
- Eugene Mirman does a pretty good Bill O’Reilly impersonation considering he looks and sounds nothing like him.
- James Dean would have been 80 today.