Weekend Bites: The Hunter S. Thompson Diet, Kate Middleton’s Portrait, Steve Albini Updates, Murakami’s Birthday, and More

Via the LA Times

Aaron Gilbreath on the last skid row bar in LA where (of course) John Fante and Charles Bukowski used to drink.

Haruki Murakami was born on this day in 1949.

Samantha Villenave  at Hyperallergic takes a close look at the Kate Middleton portrait buzz.

A day in the life of Hunter S. Thompson.

Steve Albini to update his treatise on the sad state of the music industry.

Keith Richards and Tom Waits record a pirate song.

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