What we're reading:
Updike's archive (New York Times): 170 boxes worth of "the last great paper trail"
Are libraries necessary? (GallyCat): An inflammatory report from Fox News about the way they squander your "hard earned tax dollars"
An agnostic manifesto (Slate): It's time for a new agnosticism, one that takes on the New Atheists
Meeting Harper Lee (Daily Mail): The recluse agrees to chat, as long as there's no mention of "the book"
"For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss—a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil."
~ Molly Ringle, winner of the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (bulwer-lytton.com)
(Via The Economist)
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