Sir Edmund Hillary was born on this day in 1919. Maybe go climb a mountain in his honor?

Comedy writer Tom Davis has passed away.

Buzzfeed took the McSweeney’s suggestion seriously, so we have been blessed with “11 Political Lessons We Learned From Gilmore Girls.”

Karolina Waclawiak’s Book Notes are up at Largehearted Boy.

What’s Lena Dunham’s essential reading?

Here’s the trailer for The Master.  We’re psyched.

David Hajdu of The New Republic on the link between the “proto-feminism” of the Kitty Wells song “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” and racist songs of Johnny Rebel.

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