Ladies and gents: The MacArthur Fellows for 2012 have been announced. We get the feeling you didn’t get one this year, but keep on trying. We think you’re a genius!
We found out yesterday that historian Eric Hobsbawm passed away.
“I read Infinite Jest while interning at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and even though they clearly had a million better things to be doing, staff members would talk to me about the wheelchair assassins and what Wallace essays I should read.” – Blythe Roberson at Splitsider talks about the David Foster Wallace comedy connection.
Cynthia Nixon swears a whole bunch for Ian Frazier.
How Lorin Stein of The Paris Review got started.
Levi Asher thinks we are experiencing “the last gasp of the ghost of Reaganomics.”