Lit List: Wednesday November 30, 2016

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

  • The charismatic mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript: what the unknown can teach us about truth The New Yorker
  • Healing divisions with empathy: Gabrielle Bellot grapples with fascism ascendant Lit Hub
  • Notes on the Cinematograph: Dennis Lim reflects on Bressonian style as a "forceful act of resistance" Book Forum
  • "Music is a weapon": on the depth of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's Afrobeat 3:AM Magazine
  • Music for nostalgia: a John Hughes-inspired, ultimate teen-movie mixtape Electric Literature
  • Rethinking the book list: "The Sixty Best Books by Women Every Man Should Read (But Could Always Ignore and Stick to Philip Roth)" The Times Literary Supplement
  • Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Kathleen Collins lived a rich life, and these newly published stories are a testament to the "directions she might have taken had she lived" The New York Times
  • Your "Moment of Zen" is in: Chris Smith's oral history reveals how, for Jon Stewart and his team, life at "The Daily Show" was "neither glamorous nor debauched" The Washington Post