“He grew up in England; he was fourteen when Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979. He tells his story in a whimsical, almost Dickensian way: “I was a pissed-off kid. I’m not quite sure at what it was I was so angry with, but Thatcher didn’t help things much.” – Our own Jason Diamond writes on the opposite paths Lacoste and Fred Perry tennis shirts took at The Awl.

There’s more tennis talk over at The Morning News.

Turtle Point Press has a fantastic magazine up that you might want to consider reading on your lunch hour.

Poetry bombs dropping all over London.

Jesmyn Ward is the guest on the lates episode of The Bat Segundo Show.

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