Morning Bites: Saunders On Babel, Vic Godard,Studs Terkel’s Birthday, Strongbox, And More


Happy birthday to the late Studs Terkel.

John Slattery’s directing debut will be an adaptation Peter Dexter’s novel God’s Pocket, and will star Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro, Christina Hendricks. We assume this will be awesome.

George Saunders recommends some Isaac Babel.

The New Yorker introduced Strongbox, “an online place where people can send documents and messages to the magazine,” and the magazine “can offer them a reasonable amount of anonymity.”

Roxane Gay on Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon at The Daily Beast.

Zachary Lipez talks with “the most under-appreciated punk that ever lived.” 

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