Thomas Sayers Ellis

George Jones, Palace Brothers, Silver Jews, and Neil Young: Author Justin Taylor offers a “secret soundtrack” to his new novel, The Gospel of Anarchy.

At The Paris Review, Blair Fuller recounts a night in 1952 when he had drinks with J.D. Salinger, who discussed Buddhism, dissed Harvard, and pledged his love to a young woman he had just met.

Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis has stolen a life-sized cardboard cutout of Langston Hughes from a Washington, DC, restaurant and poetry venue called Busboys and Poets, in protest of the low rates poets receive for reading there.

The New York Times, they are a changin’: The gray lady debuts their e-book bestsellers list today.