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.
- Taking a look at Maus, 25 years after its publication.
- 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.
- Favorite things read during Hurricane Irene hunkering down: This New York Times piece on tennis rivalries.
- 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.