You may have read Darcey Steinke’s Year in Reading piece, or perhaps one of her articles here at The Millions. Or else you might have read — or at least heard about — her recent novel, Sister Golden Hair. Either way, you should read this interview at The Rumpus, in which she talks about Virginia, femininity and books that have too much plot.
I'm feeling surprisingly broken up about this: Reading Rainbow comes to the end of its 26-year run on Friday.
At the Guardian, Brian Dillon writes about great creative minds who had fertile imaginations for the maladies that befell them.
Mitt Romney's debate remark about where he finds women when he needs to fill some jobs has inspired hundreds of witty product reviewers on Amazon.
Peter Osnos on how far the publishing industry has come since the galas and publishing events of the 1990s: "That the action in publishing now is in the creation of books rather than selling the rights to them is a meaningful indicator of the excitement in the industry about the digital potential."