It's Sunday afternoon — your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:
"Allison Williams on Season Two of Girls, Improv-ing With Lena Dunham, and Being Marnie Michaels—the New Marcia Brady" by Bruce Handy (Vanity Fair): The HBO star has a theory about why middle-aged viewers feel more sympathy toward Girls' characters than people her own age.
"George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year" by Joel Lovell (New York Times Magazine): A look at the literary heavyweight and his "eye for the absurd and dehumanizing parameters of our current culture" (per Junot Díaz).
"Django, the N-Word, and How We Talk About Race in 2013" by Rembert Browne (Grantland): Why 2013 will be the year of uncomfortable conversations about race and "the idea of ownership."
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