Joan Didion was born on this day in 1934.
Grantland has an excellent interview up with Chris Rock.
NPR’s selections for the best books of 2014.
The story behind a lost comic opera written by Raymond Chandler.
Jen Doll on a book on astrology from the 1970s.
At The Fanzine: new fiction from Jac Jemc.
At Pitchfork, Douglas Wolk on a series of Brian Eno reissues.