You probably know about this, but we’d be remiss to not mention the passing of Lou Reed. Be it books or music, it’s hard to imagine what many of us would be doing if Lou Reed never decided to take up music.
Ivan Turgenev and Evelyn Waugh were both born on this day.
n+1 has the introduction to Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good, translated from Russian by Keith Gessen with Mark Krotov, Cory Merrill, and Bela Shayevich.
Watch this video where Richard Dawkins calls President Obama an atheist.