These two links were bouncing around the internet last week, and are fun to revisit:
Brooklyn Magazine published the Literary Map of the United States. Take a look and see how well you think each state is matched with a representative book (I’m OK with my resident state being represented by Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, though I’d prefer to be attached to Ariel, personally). It makes for a very fun new reading list, if nothing else.
In New York Magazine, Kathryn Schulz writes a very amusing piece, “America’s Strange Love Affair with the Word Czar,” voicing the collective bemusement at the use of the word “czar” for federal appointees. Try saying it multiple times: Ebola Czar. Ebola Czar. Ebola Czar.