Saturday Morning Links

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So an hour after this goes up, I’ll be leading an informal wine-tasting. My new job has its perks. I’ll probably be the only one spitting, though.

What would you do for a free hotel room?

A reminder that we have way more to fear from zealots than zombies.

Put this guy down as my nominee for jackass of the week.

Just a suggestion from someone with a fair amount of experience in the beer world: if you want to get women interested in your product, there are better ways to do it that packaging your product in pink and making the six-pack carrier look like a purse. Oh, and calling it “Chick” might not be helpful either.

One of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s readers shares his own story of discovering his history and how it was tied in to the Civil War. It’s a beautifully honest piece.


Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is the Poetry Editor for The Rumpus, and teaches poetry at Drake University. More from this author →