This week, a hodgepodge of new things and old things, but first, some things I recommend you be aware of:

Stay safe and sane out there, folks. Also, please vote. And make sure we can do so safely come November. Call your reps, organize, do the thing.

David Chang Loves Beethoven’s Ninth (but Won’t Finish ‘Infinite Jest’)

by Kathryn Shattuck

I don’t know, A and I really enjoy Ugly Delicious amongst other things that he does and this list kind of made me giggle. Also turned me on to…​

How to Be an Artist 33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).

by Jerry Saltz

…​which is admittedly kind of BSsy but also kind of fun. And some good stuff in there.

“Social Poetics” Uncovers the Poetry of Everyday Workers

by Harris Feinsod

This was cool and I want to read the book now. Pairs well with another book I’m reading, too, Mike Chasar’s Everyday Reading.

1952 Rene Herse – Ancestor of Our All-Road Bikes

Self-aggrandizing as Jan over at Rene Herse always seems to be, this bike really is cool as shit (you know, if you’re into that sort of thing).

And finally, in honor of my dear friend Nick Snow’s birthday…​ A Charles Olson Reader

by Ralph Maud

I can recommend this, finally, now that I’ve started it maybe a year after he gave it to me. Nick really likes Mr. Olson. I’m digging it so far.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Oh, and I should mention that I started the new issue of Jewish Currents this morning and it promises to be good (as expected). So maybe go check that out, too. Happy Wednesday.