Happy birthday to Virginia Woolf, who was born on this day in 1882.

Yesterday was Edith Wharton’s birthday. At The Paris Review, Jason Diamond writes “Edith Wharton by Design.”

Joaquin Phoenix might get to meet Thomas Pynchon since he’s starring in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice.

When Martin Amis went to Nabokov’s house.

Ian Svenonius talked with Brooklyn Based about Supernatural Strategies For Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group. Mr. Svenonius will be talking about the book live at WORD this coming Monday.

The Bowery Boys take a look at he Museum of the City of New York’s new exhibition “Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s.”

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  • “Joaquin Phoenix might get to meet Thomas Pynchon since he’s staring in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice.” – best typo ever, I guarantee Joaquin will be doing this for at least one extended shot in any P.T. Anderson movie.