99 years ago today, Robertson Davies was born. His beard was magnificent. (His novels are also fantastic — seriously, one of our editors will pretty much talk to you for hours about why you should read What’s Bred In The Bone.)
Andrew David King takes a look back at John McPhee’s 1994 The Ransom of Russian Art.
Carol Blue on Christopher Hitchens’s final months.
Brad Faberman reviewed this past weekend’s Afro-Punk Festival.
Noemie LaFrance on her role in revitalizing Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool.