News This Week (Monday, May 28th)

Watch Charles Bukowski talk about depression.

A new ancient language is discovered.

Watch the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

The gnawed Roman skeleton that inspired Silvia Plath’s All the Dead Dears goes on display.

Listen to Arthur Miller read Death of a Salesman.

Watch Neil Gaiman address the University of the Arts class of 2012.

Pop music loves T.S. Eliot.

Play with a P.G. Woodhouse time-sink.

Follow Electric Literature’s expertly curated site for a free story a week.

James Bobin is looking to cast Zach Galifianakis as Ignacius in The Confederacy of Dunces. Fingers crossed!

Typewriter erotica was all the rage in the 1920’s.

Luminarium makes illuminated manuscript cookies.

Read an interview with Jennifer Egan, who is publishing a science fiction book on Twitter.

Netia Jones recalls working with Maurice Sendak on opera renditions of his books.

How a 15-year-old built a library.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.