MONEY AND FICTION . . . "Pity the novelist who sets out to write about the rich: Demonizing bankers may be an effective political tactic, but it’s not an option for a novelist trying to draw well-rounded characters," writes Christian Lorentzen in Bookforum (link from Arts & Letters Daily).
BUNK . . . In the New Republic, it's another takedown of Imagine: How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer, a book which includes an explication of how Bob Dylan wrote "Like a Rolling Stone." According to Isaac Chotiner, "There is little to be learned about Bob Dylan, or the creative process more generally, from Jonah Lehrer."