Killings brings you our fortnightly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us from our writing.

Dog lovers: Four is a new magazine for you.

Stories by Dutch writer AL Snijders, translated into English by Lydia Davis.

All our friends are DJs too: Samantha Ronson made a mix to celebrate the launch of The Office writer/actressMindy Kaling’s new book. (PS. It includes Lionel Richie’s ‘All night long’.)

‘I have never got through Jane Eyre or Giovanni’s Room or Journey to the End of the Night or Zeno’s Conscience or Pierre—I have never got through chapter one of Pierre.’ Paris Review editor Lorin Stein has a few confessions.

John Paul Flintoff writes a letter to Tariq Jahan, who lost his son in the London riots, and to a looter.

Our friends at Overland have just had their annual Subscriberthon. But if you didn’t subscribe last week, you can do it any time.

Our harvest friends are launching early harvest, a magazine published by children for children, tomorrow at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville. More details: click.