Nicholas Mancusi interviewed Alexander Chee for BOMB.

Charlie Jane Anders on the life and intellectual legacy of Umberto Eco.

Recommended Reading has an excerpt from A. Igoni Barrett’s Blackass.

Jesse David Fox on Steve Martin’s return to stand-up after 35 years.

At Paper: bell hooks and Emma Watson in conversation.

Richard Hell on The Wizard of Oz.

The latest edition of Mensah Demary’s Liner Notes column features a conversation with Rion Amilcar Scott.

Stephen Sparks assembled a new list of under-read writers for Literary Hub.

At KUAF: Katy Henriksen interviewed Vijay Iyer.

New writing from Molly Lambert at MTV.

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