Afternoon Bites: Jonathan Lethem Interviewed, Making Goodreads Better, Revisiting “Alphaville,” and More

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Dan Fox conducted an epic interview with Jonathan Lethem.

What happens when libraries and bars converge?

At The Present Age, thoughts on the music of Andrew Bird.

Polygon took a look at recent controversies surrounding Goodreads.

Charlie Jane Anders has ideas on how to make Goodreads better.

At Grub Street, new writing from Natasha Stagg.

Bilge Ebiri wrote about the enduring power of Alphaville.

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