Our Internet Faves 8/17/15

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done. 


In The New Yorker, Jill Lepore tells the story of Joe Gould, his lifelong project "The Oral History of Our Time," and the mystery behind its existence:

Joe Gould's Teeth 


Edward Delman writes on the recent rumors surrounding Shakespeare's supposed drug use, arguing that it only reveals how little is known about the Bard of Avon:

Hide Your Fires: On Shakespeare and the 'Noted Weed'


With the release of the film, The End of the Tour, NPR's Terry Gross shares bits of an archived interview with David Foster Wallace from 1997, along with sound clips from the movie, recreating the original interview:

David Foster Wallace: The 'Fresh Air' Interview 


Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen, a bestseller focusing on America’s racial traumas, speaks on Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, sponsored by Boston Review:

Claudia Rankine on Radio Open Source

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