The above photo of Maud Newton was taken by Gabrielle Gantz at last night’s event we threw at Housing Works with NYRB Classics and Brooklyn Gin for the new Kinglsey Amis reissues. Check out more photos here.

Aaron Lake Smith writes what about trains, hobo conventions, Thoreau, and so much more in his Vice piece, “Death of the American Hobo.

Alexander Chee lists 21 lies that writers tell themselves at The Awl.

Why do countries that ban books get honored at book fairs?

Staple Singers and Bad Seeds: Richard Beard picks some tunes for Largehearted Boy.

Three men were arrested for the shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.

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