Morning Bites: Murakami and Sam Anderson, Tintin, naked parties, George Saunders, and more

Sam Anderson and Haruki Murakami hanging out, doing stuff and whatnot.

  • “[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.