- Wonderful, in-depth WaPo article on the head of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and his long-term spy and sabotage campaign against a writer who said his father was in the closet in an article.
- Jenny Davidson reviews Paul Collins new biography of Thomas Paine for the Village Voice. (She also posts her favorite poem about marmosets.)
- Anne has a new FITT report over at the Vertical Blog.
If anyone out there has access to the NYTimes’ select content and wants to email me Jonathan Lethem’s piece on Italo Calvino, you’d be my favorite. (GWENDA007ATGMAILDOTCOM)Thanks!
- Rosemary Graham on pink book covers in YAland. (Via Cecil.)
- The WaPo reviews Ray Kurzweil’s new book on singularity, providing a pretty good primer on the subject.
- Also in this week’s BookWorld, Walter Mosley on the importance of politics and poetry in novels.