is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.
Equipment for today's lunch hour: 1) somewhere sunny and out-of-doors to sit; 2) failing that, a gazebo or other shelter from inclement weather; 3) a printout of Deborah Eisenberg's latest short story, from the current NYRB; 4) undivided attention.
Following the release of Before Midnight, the new installment in Richard Linklater’sBefore trilogy of films, Michelle Orangetakes another look at Linklater's 2001 movie Waking Life. (In case you don't remember the film’s trippy style, here’s a clip.)
Amazon has introduced another ad-infused Kindle 'with Special Offers.' You can now get the 3G model, regularly $189, for $164, if you opt for a version that displays Amazon promotions on the home screen and screensaver.
“There’s something profoundly sad about being surrounded by books and unable to find anything to read.” Sadie Steinwrites on finding something to read. If you need a recommendation, check out our Most Anticipated list.
A rare manuscript dealer has put up for auction a 10 stanza poem written (in crayon!) by Winston Churchill. The poem, entitled “Our Modern Watchwords,” is believed to be the only known poem written by the British prime minister in his adulthood.