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What We’re Reading-Week Of 8.22.11

August 28, 2011

Weekly inspiration in:

History

The Gun-A history of the m16 in Vietnam (Esquire)

Literature

Ten Authors We Love (The Electric Typewriter)

That Crafty Feeling-On Novel Writing (Prospect)

Democracy, English, and the Wars Over Usage (DFW in Harper’s)

Food

Consider The Lobster-The essay that made me love essays

Unhappy Meals-Perhaps the most definitive piece of recent food and nutrition writing

Recipes For The End Of Summer: Tomato Sandwiches, Pasta With Spicy Tomato-Beer Sauce, Brown Risotto With Summer Squash, Favas, And Mint, Maple Syrup-Roasted Tomatoes, Tomato JamZucchini Fritters, Yellow Tomato Tart, Easy Ratatouille.

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