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Coziness Porn, and Other News

December 9, 2013 | by


  • Since Alice Munro skipped the trip to Stockholm, there is instead a Nobel video, and we can all watch it!
  • David Ulin on Nelson Mandela, the writer.
  • Here is some unabashed coziness porn: a slideshow of reading nooks. HuffPo ran it on #SanctuarySunday (which exists, it would seem) but on a Monday morning fraught with wintry mix, I daresay we need it even more.
  • And apparently on the same page, the Guardian brings us a list of comfort reads.


    Remembering Mandela, and Other News

    December 6, 2013 | by


  • “To have lived one’s life at the same time, and in the same natal country, as Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a guidance and a privilege we South Africans shared.” Nadine Gordimer pays tribute.
  • In depressing news: the thirty-five-year-old National Poetry Series is in danger of closing, due to monetary issues.
  • Word is details of Morrissey’s relationship with Jake Owen Walters have been bowdlerized from the U.S. edition of his autobiography.
  • Pixies frontman Black Francis is writing a graphic novel. (Cue failure to come up with non-lame pun relating to any Pixies lyric.)