January Magazine has a US focused round-up of "Best Books of 2008" and also two feature articles on "Best Crime Books 2008":
Duke University Press have just placed eight years of back issues of the academic journal Comparative Literature online - with open access.
Robert Bly's translation of a poem by Miguel de Unamo is the seasonal posting on Wood's Lot:
"The Snowfall Is So Silent"
The New Yorker features a review by Darrel Pinckney of the recent publication of Susan Sontag's early journals: Reborn: Journals & Notebooks, 1947-1963,. Pinckney's review is entitled: "The Book of Lists". This issue also includes an audio profile of Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine: "Voice of the Left" by Larissa MacFarquhar.