If you're not at the Philly Poe House this afternoon listening to Rob Velella talk about the Poe-Longfellow War, then here are a few things you may find enjoyable:
Burkhard Bilger writes in the New Yorker about the brewing of exceptional beer.
Michael Dirda in the NYRB on Paul Auster.
Michael Wood in the LRB on Franz Kafka's "Office Writings."
Tony Perrottet in The Smart Set on the Holy Guide to Coital Positions (hilarious).
Christopher Benfey in TNR on Thornton Wilder's letters.
So if you can't be in Philly for an Edgar Allan Poe lecture, then put up your feet, fire up that pipe and enjoy some reading.