The very great Joe Strummer was born on this day in 1952. You should spend the entire day listening to The Clash.

Teju Cole writes about going temporarily blind at Granta.

That time Herman Melville went to Jerusalem.

It truly is difficult to quit A Clockwork Orange.

This is what the secret pool in the Woolworth Building looks like.

One of the best tributes to Phyllis Diller we’ve read so far.

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