“As Tolstoy said of Lincoln, in 1908, “We are still too near to his greatness.” Ain’t that so?” – Anthony Lane reviews Lincoln at The New Yorker.
More of the Portrait of a Lady by Henry James as a great American novel talk.
“Motherfucking John Galt. Jesus Christ. After a few hundred pages, the question “Who is John Galt?” becomes “When is this asshole going to show up?” – Talking Atlas Shrugged at The Awl.
The U.S. against the U.K. in a battle to decide which country has the better book covers.
Young Republicans from President Obama’s Chicago stomping grounds watch the election.