Ben Marcus's Smallwork offers an intriguing mix of short fiction excerpts.

Kevin Keller, from archiecomics.com

Stephen Ambrose liked Ike plenty, but seems to have known him less well than previously thought. The popular historian's apparently faked interviews with Dwight D. Eisenhower have scholars scrambling—how many have cited Ambrose's allegedly fictional footnotes? 

A brief on the short story's sinister appeal from this weekend’s LA Times Book Festival.

Ken Auletta chats with the Terry Gross about e-book's viability as publishing's (latest) savior. Meanwhile, David Quigg thinks Auletta "has stopped making sense".

Archie Comics introduces its first gay character, resulting in "hand-wringing and high-fiving, raised eyebrows and rolled eyes."

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