Items! Bad Speakers, Cold Days

Amazon says the new Kindle sold big, but continues to avoid actual numbers.

NPR has a Franzen excerpt.

Novelist Rosecrans Baldwin likes crappy speakers.

Reviewing the city’s many Shake Shacks.

West Village signage: “PLEASE call…(212) 564-7453…Christine Quinn’s Office, West Village District, if you have had or are having any community problems with Marc Jacobs business re traffic/employees, et cetera. *They will listen!”

Bob Dylan rarities, coming this fall.

A cold day brings news of another heat death.

Lady Gaga loves her drag alter ego.

Food stylists get messy.

Keith Richards and Jay-Z visit the library. Items! Bad Speakers, Cold Days