1. An interesting way to run a news network: an insider at Fox.
2. Writer Lydia Davis wins Man Booker prize, but causes consternation as to how to classify/categorize her writings. Perhaps categorization is overrated?
3. A reminder of Kerouac’s spontaneous prose style. I’m not sure I’d agree with Kerouac’s idea now as much as I did when I was younger, but I still do like the idea of prioritizing a natural, idiosyncratic flow of an author’s words over the idea that every text should (or could) be perfected.
6. John McWhorter’s response to David Brooks’ simplistic word-usage-reveals-thinking-and-social-trends column.
7. Ta-Nehisi Coates on race as a social construct — an idea — rather than a reality.