We bet you’re probably still hungover from your Charles Dickens birthday celebration, but it’s time to get back on the horse and party again: Jules Verne and “Classy” Freddie Blassie were both born on this day. One of them coined the phrase, “Pencil Necked Geek,” and it wasn’t Verne…
- Aleksandar Hemon at Guernica on Ethnic identity training for children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Dan Chaon picks some really good songs (Red House Painters, Tom Waits, Belly) for his Largehearted Boy Book Notes.
- Rachel Rosenfelt of The New Inquiry is interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books blog. If you’d like to subscribe to The New Inquiry, it only costs two dollars. You can’t get anything for two dollars.
- Maybe you should pickle everything? (Only funny if you’ve seen the Portlandia skit.)