Happy birthday to Ray Kurzweil (pictured above), Judy Blume, and President Abraham Lincoln.

Here’s Kurzweil talking about your brain in the cloud.

The Rumpus has a very long interview with Michelle Orange.

Listen to what is probably Walt Whitman reading the first few lines of his poetry.

The life, times, and death of the underground cartoonist known as Yossarian, named after Joseph Heller’s character from Catch 22. 

The great little greenhouse across the street from Green-wood Cemetery.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! schools us on the song that brought disaster.

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