“The Folger Shakespeare Library’s underground storage facility stretches a full block beneath the building, protected by a nine-inch-thick steel bank-vault door. It houses about 260,000 historically significant books, along with manuscripts, documents, and even costumes saved from 19th-century productions. But could the Capitol Hill research library—the largest collection devoted to the Bard in the world—also contain, quite literally, Shakespeare himself?” The Washingtonian: Is Shakespeare’s DNA Hiding in the Folger Library’s Vault? Project Dustbunny Aims to Find Out. (And you thought the only dust bunnies in Washington were in the Office of Government Ethics…)

+ If you dig the topic of Shakespeare, be sure to read the novel The Tragedy of Arthur, by Arthur Phillips, probably one of America’s most talented writers (definitely one of its most attractive).