A few of the many brilliant/thought-provoking/amusing/time-suck posts that accumulated since the last time I got caught up.
Literanista on why Down These Mean Streets is "ethnic" lit while Angela's Ashes isn't.
Things I'll never tell my kids: "We only color the people in our pictures peach." (via Kane/Miller)
Amazing editor of the week: Nancy Mercado of Roaring Brook.
The etymology of all sorts of words related to the way women walk.