Short story: The Book Signing by Pete Hamill, from USA Noir (2013) edited by Johnny Temple. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Night Life by Vivian Smith, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from February 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: The Follies of Experts by John Gray, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from February 2017. Recommended.