1. Terroir's Marco Canora will represent New York in the next The Next Iron Chef.
2. Google introduced a free domestic phone service.
3. Ethnomusicologist and DJ Wayne Marshall mashed up M.I.A.'s "Galang" with Vijay Iyer's jazz cover.
4. NPR posted a chunk of Jonathan Franzen's highly anticipated Freedom.
5. The Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names.
6. Keith Richards, Jay-Z, and Slajov Zizek will appear at the New York Public Library this fall.