A James Brown biography is out, and it’s supposed to be pretty good.
- Adrienne Rich passed away yesterday. The New York Times obituary, NPR’s Morning Edition on Rich, and Judy Berman at Flavorwire.
- Autumn Whitefield-Madrano at The New Inquiry on The Hunger Games.
- Christopher Hitchens is longlisted for the Orwell Prize.
- At 17 Dots: Jason takes a look at a band called Literature.
- Pretty much nobody likes LGBT workplace discrimination.
- Jandek played some more shows in Brooklyn. The mystique is officially gone, but that’s alright.