Recommended reading: on the power of language and class, or, “How English Ruined Indian Literature.”
The Toronto Public Library is running an innovative program wherein, in addition to books and other types of media you might expect, you can also check out people; specifically, this Human Library gives you access to folks with an interesting job or story to tell, like a journalist, a Buddhist monk and a cancer survivor.
The history behind the iconic Esquire cover that depicts Andy Warhol trapped in a swirling vortex of tomato soup. Before photoshop! I have a reproduction of this particular cover hanging in my kitchen, and I have to tell you that I can't bear to eat canned Tomato soup at all anymore.
Celebrate the 2010 Melbourne Literary Festival--going on now through September 5th--by watching this funny promo video, "10 Facts about Books That You Won't Read in a Book About Books".