Morning Bites: Murakami excerpt, Rudy Wurlitzer, Maus, John Locke, Wild Flag, tennis, and more

Oh, hello there, excerpt for Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84  in this week’s New Yorker.

  • The A.V. Club has a great interview with Rudy Wurlitzer.  His novel and screenplays are discussed, and both Will Oldham and James Taylor are mentioned.
  • John Locke, the big daddy of liberal thought (and the guy that a Lost character was named after…) was born on this day, 379 years ago.  Brain Pickings tries to sum up his philosophies in three minutes.
  • NPR has the entire Wild Flag album up for your listening pleasure.
  • Shoot, while we’re on the subject of tennis, Grantland has a piece on the guy who might be “the future” for the sport in America.