John Darnielle’s reading list is, not surprisingly, excellent.

Lots of smart folks — including Christopher R. Weingarten and Jacob Silverman — weighed in at this New York Times piece on the role of critics.

And Rob Spillman and Roxane Gay both had smart things to say about Lena Dunham’s book deal.

Hannah Tinti is interviewed at Tin House.

Demetri Martin on books, stand-up, and more.

At Hobart, Jac Jemc interviewed Mary Hamilton.

The A.M. Homes/Arrested Development comparison you didn’t know you were waiting for.

At Pitchfork, Evan Minsker had some thoughts on Ty Segall’s latest.

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