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Short Takes: Pi Day

“Reading anything on the Internet has become a full-on nightmare.” (Thanks, Bob.)

The new biography of John Cheever is out (more on the Vanity Fair coverage of the subject at Maud Newton).

The National Book Critics Circle announces winners for this year including Robert Bola??o and Juan Felipe Herrera, who wears a charming knitted hat in this interview.

Lots of news this week about flailing newspapers, and whispers about the NY Times charging for online content again.

Kottke posts a list of books people commonly pretend they’ve read.

Speaking of Dreams of My Father, here are two portraits of fathers posted by Granta (via The Elegant Variation and Editorial Ass).