Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (February 18th)

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Looking for some interesting reading to get you through hump day? Here are some literary links from around the web to check out:

Ayn Rand rewrites Harry Potter at The Toast

The screenwriter of The Imitation Game explains how to write characters smarter than you

Do kids these days think of reading as a social exercise?

On Jeff VanderMeer and why weird stories tell us the most about reality

What Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show meant for publishing

Jonathan Sturgeon on the war novel in the information age

Gawker on the greatness of Octavia Butler

Loorie Moore on Miranda July

Zadie Smith on the comedy of Key and Peele

Lastly, a new short story by Murakami up at the New Yorker

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