Marlene Dietrich was born on this day in 1901.
Louis Pasteur, the man who made your milk awesome, was also born on this day in 1822.
Bill Morris at The Millions has a great essay on Charles Portis.
Richard Ford reading Raymond Carver (and links to other great authors reading other equally great authors).
“The guy has no clue,” Kitchel, “what impact he had on the day-pack business in the United States.” – Alan Siegel at Slate on the evolution of backpacks.