Happy birthday, Nikolai Gogol. In 1996, the Times reviewed a pair of translations of Dead Souls.
Today brings with it the Tournament of Books final.
Ron Charles interviewed Ryan Chapman about Conversation Sparks.
Brandon Stosuy wrote about Carrie & Lowell, the new album from Sufjan Stevens.
Camille DeAngelis was interviewed about her new novel Bones & All.
Gabe Durham on Biblical video games.
Feel like reading Oneohtrix Point Never-inspired poetry from Melissa Broder?
NPR has an advance listen of the new Mountain Goats album.