1911 – French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and jailed on suspicion of stealing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris.
something new • Philobiblios has a review of Robert C. Williams biography of 19th-century editor and presidential contender: Horace Greeley: Champion of American Freedom
blog of note • Scott Brown’s Fine Books and Collections blog paid us a damn fine compliment yesterday with some cool links. Now if you click thru back to him and then he sends you back here . . . we can keep you going back and forth like a ping pong ball, you didn’t have anything better to do today right?
event • Galaxy of Indian literary stars for Frankfurt Book Fair, October 4-8.
cookies • Poet, novelist and filmmaker Dionne Brand has won top honours in this year’s Toronto Book Awards for her latest novel, What We All Long For.
sites worth seeing • you have heard of pubcrawling, well now there is the world wide sketchcrawl for complusive journalers.
flickers • Garcia Marquez’s El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera (Love in the Time of Cholera) starring Javier Bardem (yummy) begins shooting today in Cartagena.
*the anniversary of the opening of the New York Post Office Building in 1914. This inscription appeared on the building: “Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”