Amazon has 60 books in 10 categories up for a vote for “Best Book Covers of 2009.” There’s plenty of literary eye candy in the mix.
"This year, Free Comic Book Day turns sixteen years old. The good news: It can drive itself to swim practice now!" NPR's Monkey See blog provides an irreverent and useful guide to Free Comic Book Day, which is tomorrow, May 6th. "When you read a comic, you are accepting a direct message from one singular honest soul," Paul Morton wrote in our own pages a few years back.
There's a pedestrian bridge spanning Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis that features a John Ashbery poem written on its steel beams. This is a fabulous slideshow of photos showing the poem. Via been thinking.