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Summer Reading: Michael Chabon digs up a lost classic of mid-century Viking adventure lit. Good digging. [Paris Review]

Also, a Dukes of Hazzard Cave Painting: Painter Brandon Bird has tapped into the absurdist id of the internet. If you ever wanted to see Christopher Walken repairing robots in his garage, here’s your chance. [Newsweek]

Fare Thee Well: The founder of Swatch—and the savior of the Swiss watch industry—is dead of a heart attack. [Wall Street Journal]

Third Time’s the Charm: A graphical study of why sequels are always bad. [Flowing Data]

—R.B.

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