• Malachy McCourt has said that his brother Frank—author of Angela's Ashes—is gravely ill and "not expected to live."
• Aram Saroyan talks about the Beats on the Poetry Foundation's website.
• The film version of David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with Hideous Men will be out in September.
• Shop Independent. Be Independent. Be Green, Too.
Tonight we host local author and playwright Lisa Mantchev. She'll be reading from her theatrically fantastic novel Eyes Like Stars. Join us at our U District store for the event.