The Real Don Draper: In honor of the season finale, here’s the story of Draper Daniels (the inspiration for our Mr. Draper) and his style of courtship. Highly recommended. [Chicago Magazine]

Put the Book Back on the Shelf: The dangers of having an awesome library. [WSJ]

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Axl: Waxing lyrical on a mug shot of Axl Rose at eighteen. That kid’s going places. [Paris Review]

There But For the Grace of God…: One man’s terrifying journey into the soul-destroying void they call “majeggings.” [Racked]

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