Saturday Morning Links


Welcome, my friends. I am Brian Spears, your host. Welcome to the Saturday Rumpus. (Look, you try coming up with something witty to start the day with every week, okay?)

Here’s the latest on the Google Books deal. Short version: it’s being renegotiated.

I don’t know what’s worse about this story: that Tennessee Vols basketball coach Bruce Pearl made a Klan joke about Grainger County, or that the people of Grainger County weren’t offended by it.

ACORN has a champion–an able one–in Rachel Maddow.

Kiana at PostBourgie provides an interesting rundown on the Sundance Channel’s “Brick City,” about Newark and Mayor Booker.

And finally, whatever you do, do not click this link. You will regret it, I promise you.

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →