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June 9, 2007

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The Globe and Mail reviews the new Haruki Murakami novel, After Dark.

Minor works by major writers always have their creative reasons. While clunky in design and occasionally flat in execution, After Dark rides in the strong wake of Kafka on the Shore. Throughout his career, Murakami has shown a proclivity for building slowly, using short novels and story collections as blocks, toward longer works that further widen his already soaring vision.


The Boston Globe reviews Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie's graphic novel, Aya.


KEXP features a streaming in-studio performance from the Wrens at 2 pacific this afternoon.


The Los Angeles Times compares guitarists Jack White and John Mayer.


Spinner is listing "20 rockin' gay moments."


"Raymond Chandler on Ice" is the headline of the Guardian's review of the new Michael Chabon novel, The Yiddish Policemen's Union.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previews this year's AthFest in Athens, scheduled for June 20-23.


Reading Is Fundamental lists children's books categorized by geographical region.


Minnesota Public Radio features a live in-studio performance from Madeleine Peyroux.


WXPN's World Cafe is streaming last night's Philadelphia performance by Great Lake Swimmers.



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