What we're reading:

What makes Jo Nesbø's books so addictive? 
(Slate): The Scandinavians are particularly good at crime writing. Why is that? Jo Nesbø, author of "The Snowman", among other titles, is the latest delight of the thriller-writing world

Paul Simon doesn’t like to play second fiddle 
(Guardian): There is a lack of harmony in the world of folk music: Paul Simon is quarrelling with Bob Dylan. Coming second to Dylan is one of his complaints, as well having his recent offer of a duet turned down

Man’s best friend, in love and war
(Foreign Policy): One member of the crack team that got Osama bin Laden was a dog. Armed forces are increasingly relying on four-legged friends to help in war. A related slideshow documents the extraordinary life of a military dog

Today's quote:

"OK, what I do is, wash it with Head and Shoulders. I don't dry it, though. I let it dry by itself. It takes about an hour. Then I read papers and things…I also watch TV. I love Fox, I like Morning Joe, I like that the Today show did a beautiful piece on me yesterday—I mean, relatively speaking. OK, so I've done all that. I then comb my hair. Yes, I do use a comb…Do I comb it forward? No, I don't comb it forward…I actually don't have a bad hairline. When you think about it, it's not bad. I mean, I get a lot of credit for comb-overs. But it's not really a comb-over. It's sort of a little bit forward and back. I've combed it the same way for years. Same thing, every time."

~ Donald Trump on his much revered hair (Rolling Stone)



Picture credit: Mike Licht,