Chick Lit Confessional: Elizabeth Day of The Observer takes a closer look at true-life chick lit--autobiographical writing from authors like Emily Gould, Meghan Daum, and Sloane Crosley, who, Day argues, had their way paved by the infamous Candace Bushnell, whose first "Sex and the City" column was published 17 years ago. [via The Guardian]
Meanwhile, at Sloppy Joe's Bar: A white-bearded Florida man beat out 123 other entrants to win this year's Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest at Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival (the pictures are delightful).
Literature 101: As the class of 2014(!) heads off the college this month, Slate provides its recommended reading list for incoming freshmen.
Moving & Shaking: A segment on musical prodigy Derek Paravicini on 60 Minutes sends Adam Ockelford's biography of the musician, In the Key of Genius, climbing up our Movers & Shakers list this morning.