The weather has taken a turn for the absurd here in Pasadena. Thank God I’m on the internet instead.
- RIP Robert B. Parker. The master of the crime genre passed away at his desk at the age of 77. Sarah Weinman has collected a series of links for those who want to read more about the author of, among other books, the popular Spencer series.
- Erich Segal has passed away, as well. He was the author of Love Story, a runaway bestseller and popular movie, and coined a national slogan: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” He was also a professor of classics at Yale.
- In more cheery news: I love books. I love food and cooking. I love online video shows. Emily Gould’s show “Cooking the Books” gives me all of those things and so much more. Her guest this time is novelist Jami Attenberg.
- And finally, speaking of web videos, I just spent 5 minutes watching a guy make an espresso. This is an entrancing video.