Michael Kimball has recently posted the life stories of Kim Chinquee, Elizabeth Ellen, and Sean Lovelace, all superlatively talented writers. It's amazing to learn so much about these writers we only get to see one facet of online and in their writing. And, as always, Kimball does an excellent job of distillation and presentation.
Also, next week is Dear Everybody week. The story of Jonathon Bender is officially released on September 1 (but can be pre-ordered, of course). Here's a new article/review in Time Out New York's Fall Preview. Sounds like the same Dear Everybody I read.