- So, it turns out that the publisher is having a hard time giving away the money they’ve made from the new edition of Mein Kampf. (Boston Globe)
- Jamshid Tehrani and his colleagues adapted biological statistics to track the “DNA” of fairy tales. They report that some stories have been with us for 6,000 years. (Science)
- Jennifer Miller’s article for The New York Times, “Men Have Book Clubs, Too,” has been causing serious eyerolling around the bookish internet his week:
- On Wired, Charley Locke rounded up some of the best responses to the #ManlyBookClubNames twitter thread.
- Julia Fleischaker snarks a bit on the Melville House Blog about the rules of and justifications for men-only book clubs.
- L.V. Anderson, of Slate, wrote the only defense of the man-only book club I’ve seen yet.
- I think Chuck Tingle just won the internet with his response to the Sad/Rabid Puppies after one of his weird erotica stories appears on their slate for the Hugo Awards. (BoingBoing)
- Sarah Gulick has written an extremely useful guide to help identify if we are in an E.M. Forster novel. (The Toast)