Death at age 98 of a Danish actor said to have been a model for Tintin.
The desk of Oliver Sacks (thanks to Dave Lull).
An Explosionist review, an Invisible Things review.
Suggestive excerpts from Jonathan Franzen's "art of fiction" interview in the forthcoming Paris Review.
A mighty appealing essay by Alexander Chee about book surpluses, e-readers and a life of reading.