Dorothy Parker was born on this day in 1893.
- Daniel Mendelsohn on the brief career of Arthur Rimbaud in this week’s New Yorker.
- Silly times in Hitler’s Germany.
- Joann Sfar, director of the upcoming documentary Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, talks to Vox Tablet.
- Really, the only right way to report that The Help was the number one film at the box office this weekend would be to say something like, “The Help crushes anemic competition. Brings in millions.” Sadly, nobody did that.