Afternoon Bites: Billy Bragg, Elizabeth Gilbert, the Man Booker Debate, and More

Billy Bragg doesn’t want to change the world; he just wants you to know that British people invented Americana.

Elizabeth Gilbert talks to Mother Jones about her new novel.

Michael Robbins now has a column devoted to metal over at Noisey. We approve! And we hope he tells that Johnny Crime story eventually.

Vogue has an intriguing profile of Hedi Slimane.

Mallory Ortberg is doing necessary work… well, always, but today she is doing it by cataloging every instance where the narrator of Journey to the Center of the Earth faints.

Want to engage in the whole Man Booker debate? Dig in, you crazy person.

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