|This is not my beautiful library. And these are not my beautiful books.|
- David Byrne's personal lending library is now open. Lots of books on music history and the 80s punk scene in New York. You leave your credit card just in case you decide not to return a book, but other than that, you can read books that Byrne has read and often written in.
- Forget about e-readers and iPads: the future of reading will be done on the phone. This isn't surprising. Phones are getting bigger and bigger and it's the one item we almost always have with us.
- Though vacation season is ending, Arthur C. Brooks reflects on what vacation destinations say about us as individuals. And why do Americans get such limited vacations?
- Hear Neil Gaiman read 17 of his own short stories for free.
- A political cartoonist reflects on the war against the press in Ecuador.
- Haruki Murakami's workspace. His desk sure looks neat (this coming from a messy office-keeper).