Ernest Hemingway was born 112 years ago today, Marshall McLuhan was also born on this day, 100 years ago. And of course we can’t forget to wish Robin Williams (above) a happy 60th as well.
- The long and winding road to publish Joseph Heller’s anti-war masterpiece, Catch-22.
- Elif Batuman ponders douchebags.
- Dangerous Minds pays tribute to SJ Perelman. The interview is priceless, especially when Perelman says he read through the “slush and claptrap” as a kid.
- There is a Guided by Voices fan in the White House.