Also: Linda Gregerson has a new poem in The New Yorker; allegations of sexual harassment at the country's biggest comic book convention.
Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.
Also: President Obama will give the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 21 artists, writers, academics and journalists; Katie Crouch on Sylvia Plath.
Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.
Also: A survey suggests that the dispute between Amazon and Hachette may be deterring customers; Harper Lee apparently has questionable taste in coffee.
Also: North Carolina Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigns; David Orr on James Franco's poetry.
Also: a gay bookstore said to be the oldest in the U.S. will reopen; Hilton Als on art and memory.
Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.
Also: Stephen Burt on trans literature; David Adams Richards on the difference between fiction and nonfiction.