When tipsters aren’t writing in to tell us that local weekly editors were spotted eating burritos, they write in to tell us even more mundane things – On Monday David MacFarlane was seen walking down College Street, possibly exiting a dry cleaning shop. But fresh on the heels of Zoilus‘ announcement that a NYTimeser was in town to do a piece on this town’s musical lights, we get word that a certain Vanity Fair writer has also been traipsing around the IFOA, gathering materials for a piece on Toronto’s writerly lights. Other than that, Shinan tell us that Zadie Smith (not to be confused with the new Zadie Smith, or the new, new Zadie Smith) came to hear a Mac-toting Candace Bushnell do her thing, and frowned. The low celeb wattage matches the weather, and the weather makes us want to curl up with a good book. Author Julian Barnes gets interviewed by the Globe’s Marty Levin tonight.