++ The first major book—so far—to tackle the notorious Casey Anthony case has been given a cover.
++ Archeologists and literary historians in Madrid have begun the (possibly quixotic) undertaking of searching for the bones of Miguel de Cervantes so they can reconstruct his face from the remains and finally have a good sense of what the giant of the Western canon looked like.
++ Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides was punched in the face by a drunk on a New Jersey train. The soused Jerseyite reportedly yelled, “Yo, Eugenides, dis is for not effectively integrating the historical elements of Middlesex into the main narrative thrust, bro!”
++ The world’s tallest dog gets a book deal, easily more deserving of one than Snooki.