Is Obama Dissing Indie Bookstores?: Monday’s Margins

This year, Obama skipped his traditional visit to a Martha's Vineyard bookstore--after having recently stopped at an Amazon warehouse in Tennessee. He found plenty of time to Tiger Woods it up at the golf course, though, according to The Atlantic.

Why is self-publishing still scorned by literary awards? asks The Guardian.

Why should anyone make words in the age of the image? asks Ali Eteraz.

Identity Theory contributor Bezalel Stern, Leading Scholar in Bezalel Stern Studies, Applies for Position at Top University for Professor of Bezalel Stern Studies, at McSweeney's.

I forgot to mention in our late-summer reading list that I'm almost done with Serena by Ron Rash. Here's a photo of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as the Pembertons in the forthcoming film adaptation of the novel:

Serena movie still with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

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