“You could say these stories are meant to shock, but we all know that we live in an unshockable age.” –The Internet is the Machine, a review of Elizabeth Ellen’s Fast Machine
Another Conversation: Jonathan Lethem on the Talking Heads’ Fear of Music
And Another: Neil Gaiman interviews Stephen King.
E.L. Doctorow’s contribution to the N.Y. Times‘ “Writers of the World: Looking at America” series: “Unexceptionalism: A Primer”
And then there’s this Judgmental Bookseller Ostrich meme.
Finally, if you have a few extra hours a week to spend manipulating words, you should apply for one of our updated editorial staff openings.