— Esquire offers a helpful guide to men who want to get more mileage out of their everyday speech. Start by talking about cloning the mammoth more often. And watch how you use the following words. Bro? Never. Douchebag? Retired. But dadgum? Yes. Sumunabitch? Always.
— Colson Whitehead, our true love, explains how to build a dartboard that will inspire a novel.
— Tao Lin nails this review of Werner Herzog in a very Tao Lin way.
— This album—kind of a mindblower—is based on the speech patterns of a group of neighbors in a multicultural part of downtown Toronto. You can listen to it free. Does anyone want to see this performed live in New York with me on November 28 or 29?
— On the spread of English across the globe, and the possible fate of endangered languages.
— Philip Roth says the novel is going to die. But he’s really old. He might be projecting.