Talking with Patti Smith at the NYPL. At Vulture, Caryn Rose looked at Smith’s road to Horses.

Roxane Gay on campus safe spaces.

A report from this year’s Moby-Dick Marathon, and a look at said novel’s changing role in the internet age.

Five notable authors dressed as their favorite literary characters.

Melissa Holbrook Pierson delves into notable horses in literature.

When comedy takes place in a car wash: a report from Firestone Fest.

At The New YorkerAmanda Petrusich on Adele.

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