On Wednesday, Amazon is having a huge sale for Prime members. So now, Wal-mart is fighting back with a sale of its own. The battle of the fake holidays is on.

+ Slate: How parents who named their kids “Atticus” feel about learning he’s now kind of racist. (Rumors are swirling that Harper Lee will come out with a third Mockingbird novel: Atticus Finch and the Goblet of Fire.)

+ Bloom County blooms once again.

+ Update: Lada Gaga is acting normal.