Postcards From the Edge: Christopher Hitchens stares down death with characteristic wit. We’re pulling for you, sir. [Vanity Fair]

Too Many, By Any Standard: Google Books has determined that there are 128,864,880 books in the world, which makes Twilight seem like maybe not such a big deal. [TechCrunch]

Take That, Anthony Bourdain: If you are ever moved to sample exotic cuisine, steer clear of these ten items. [Uncornered Market]

Wisdom of the Ages: Glenn O’Brien weighs in on marital fashion choices. The key line: “Before you tell your wife that what she’s wearing is preposterous, decide if you really want to suffer horribly for the next few days.” [GQ]

—R.B.

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