Sam Anderson and Haruki Murakami hanging out, doing stuff and whatnot.
- George Saunders talks to The New Yorker about his story in this week’s issue, Tenth of December.
- “[H]e was what you’d get if you combined Walter Cronkite with Colonel Sanders. He had his eccentricities. At his Cape Cod summer houses he liked to throw nude cocktail parties that often ended in unexpected couplings amid the dunes.” – Dwight Macdonald and his new “greatest-hits assemblage,” Masscult And Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain (NYRB Classics), gets the back page treatment by the NYT Book Review.
- The Incongruous Quarterly is seeking submissions of unpublishable poetry, fiction and art for our fourth issue. They’re from Canada, which means that probably they’re nice people.
- The lost art of bookplates, and a new book about them by Martin Hopkinson (Yale University Press).
- Did Spielberg screw up Tintin?
- Comic book characters react to Occupy Wall Street.
- The lead singer of The Horrors likes The Kinks and Sleep. Good taste.