1. Times Literary Supplement review of David Foster Wallace's posthumously published The Pale King.
2. Onion AV Club interview with writer Neal Pollack. (What it means to be a writer today.)
3. Five Books interview with atheist Susan Jacoby.
4. Decline of the German bookseller business.
5. Tyler Cowen on the egalitarian, cosmopolitan, and civil libertarian core of economics.
As usual, hat tips to The Browser, Marginal Revolution, and Arts & Letters Daily.