Old Media Wednesday: Rebecca Skloot gets the raviest rave in recent memory from Dwight Garner for her debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (our spotlight Best of the Month pick for February and up to #4 on our site this morning). Stay tuned here for our Omni podcast with Ms. Skloot, which we recorded last week, just before she became famous.
"My life, my death, my choice": Terry Pratchett, diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's, makes the case for "assisted death" in the Guardian: "I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, then suddenly every day would be as precious as a million pounds. If I knew that I could die, I would live."
White paper, no noise: Don DeLillo gives a rare interview with the WSJ about his new novel, Point Omega: "Sometimes, Mr. DeLillo says, he will swap out a word for a more rhythmically appealing one, even if it alters the meaning of the sentence. He often types up a single paragraph at a time, using a clean sheet of paper for each paragraph, so that he can study the architecture of each passage in isolation."
Moving & shaking: A visit to the Today show sends Dr. Charles Sophy's Side by Side: The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program for Conflict-Free Communication into our top 100, and to #2 on our Movers & Shakers list this morning.