“However, no matter how challenging the race was, crossing the finish line at the Copley Plaza, going to Legal Sea Foods restaurant, eating steamed cherry stones and drinking Samuel Adams beer is one of the happiest moments of my life.” – Haruki Murakami in 2005.
Amidst all the chaos, some Pulitzers were awarded.
Granta rounds up the best young British novelists. (Zadie Smith qualifies? Okay, cool.)
Coachella fashion roundup that isn’t ridiculous like the Village Voice’s weird gif set.
“There once were two planets, new to the galaxy and inexperienced in life.” Burkhard Bilger on NASA’s curiosity rover in The New Yorker.
Nice interview with John Ashbery at the Christian Science Monitor.