TODAY: In 1931, Austrian novelist, playwright, and poet Thomas Bernhard is born.
A judge in Virginia has ordered five teenagers who were caught defacing a historic black schoolhouse with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti to watch 14 films, visit two museums, and read 35 books—including The Color Purple, Native Son, and Night. | The Guardian
“Tarot, like a poem, seems to exist out of time.” Trevor Ketner and Hoa Nguyen discuss tarot and the links between their spiritual and creative practices. | Catapult
From Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men to Nella Larsen’s Quicksand, 7 of the best books to come out of the Harlem Renaissance. | Signature Reads
My fixation on the fate of the land has rendered me no less susceptible to hollow promises of her immortality: Alana Massey on nightmares, sea monsters, and rising tides. | Hazlitt