“May his 62 years of living, well, so livingly console the many of us who will miss him dearly.” – Vanity Fair’s tribute to the late Christopher Hitchens.
- Dashiell Bennett at The Atlantic also pays tribute to Hitchens.
- The Charlotte Bronte bidding wars.
- At The Rumpus: Peter Orner on the stories of Isaac Babel.
- Pitchfork names its top 50 albums of the year. And #1 is…
- The folks at Capital New York round up everything that makes them happy this week.