Here's what we've been reading this week:
A Novelist's Nonfiction Captured the American Spirit - The New York Times' Michiko Kakutani appraises Norman Mailer's essays, "new journalism," and literary criticism.
Age Makes A Difference - The New Yorker's Hermione Lee interviews Philip Roth about Exit Ghost, Nathan Zuckerman and George W. Bush.
Monitor Mix - Carrie Brownstein, of the kick-ass rock band Sleater-Kinney, has an new music-themed blog on NPR's website. A must-bookmark for fans of indie rock.
A Cut Above - Roger Ebert's interesting take on the "Final Cut" of Blade Runner. Blade Runner is a CSD favorite, but Ebert asks an interesting question: if the movie is such a classic, then why has director Ridley Scott re-edited the film for this, the fifth time?