This is a weekly roundup of literary news, great magazine articles, and other reading-related stuff. Not all if it is new.
The New York Times talks about how The Dictionary of American Regional English will probably be shut down due to lack of funds – unless you have about $500,000 to donate to them?
Mental Floss ponders 10 Awful Words and the People They’re Named For.
Newsweek speculates on Why Vinyl Has Made a Comeback.
The New York Review of Books asks if Agatha Christie influenced John le Carré in The Art of Deadly Deception.
The New Yorker explains The Bizarre, Complicated Formula for Literary Fame.