Here are the top five links from Prufrock for the week. Enjoy!

1. Common Core and the assault on reading.

2. McDonald’s, the elderly, and community.

3. Writers attack overrated Anglo-American literature: “American literature is ‘massively overrated’, the award-winning author and film-maker Xiaolu Guo told the Jaipur literature festival–and fellow panelist and US novelist Jonathan Franzen.”

4. The 5 best punctuation marks in literature.

5. The thoughtless Thought Catalog.