On your next trip through the surreal prose of Haruki Murakami, keep this bingo card, created by cartoonist Grant Snider, handy. Each time you hit Bingo, reward yourself with a cat or the uneasy sense that aliens are spying on you. Cut up, remix, and hand it out to your book group.
For the past few months, everywhere I go in San Francisco, I see young people in cool outfits all reading the same book: Haruki Murakami's long-awaited 1Q84. Not long ago, I was in a café where three out of the dozen patrons all had identical hardcovers, with the same blank stare gazing upwards from their dense pages.
We all use the physical descriptions of literary characters to form an image of how that character might look, but what if you translated these portraits using police software? In his portrait series The Composites, Brian Joseph Davis uses law enforcement composite software to see determine how these characters…