Saturday Morning Links


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 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 →