Bites: Salman Rushdie as a tiny dancer, pictures of Berlin, John Updike maybe turning in his grave, and the party album of the summer?

“She had heels on, so he only came up to her breasts,” laughs our source. “With her low-cut dress and his bald head, when he’s dancing with her he looks like her third boob.”

  • Chuck Klosterman (Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto), Nick Flynn (Another Bullshit night in Suck City), and Dean Wareham, who was in Galaxie 500 and Luna (this should be enough to excite you) and whose book Black Postcards (Penguin) was really, really, really, one of the better music books I have read in quite some time, will all be reading at Cake Shop on Wednesday (aka, the only good venue left on the Lower East Side on one of the only really good nights to go out to that wretched area).