• Did you know street lights were just another invention of the establishment, intended to control the masses at night? Tim Blanning reviews, at length, Craig Koslofsky’s Evening’s Empire: a history of the night in early modern Europe, and delves a little further into how illumination changed society.
  • Find some hand written notes from Johnny Cash here.
  • Read an essay by Ben Hamilton on John and Dan Fante over at The Millions. I haven’t read John Fante yet—’…the smell of gasoline made the sight of the palm trees seem sad’ (!)—this needs to change. Now.
  • Did Robert Johnson sell his soul to the Devil to play that guitar real good? Maybe.