1. Buffalo rising? The Times reports optimistically on the city's waterfront development; over at the Willamette Week fellow Buffalo native Karla Starr fills Portlanders in on the revels of displaced Bills fans.
2. Have you picked up your copy of A Public Space?
3. James Atlas mentions The Believer in his New York magazine piece on The New York Review of Books. (That's a lot of itals for one sentence.)
4. If they make a Susan Sontag biopic, I want Selma Blair to play the young S.S.