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August 6, 2007


A Texas A&M student recounts her experience as a summer intern for an indie music record label.

RIP, singer-songwriter Lee Hazelwood.

The current A.V. Club mixlist presents songs with laughter.

USA Today and the Chicago Tribune recap the Lollapalooza music festival.

The A.V. Club lists 12 memorable newspaper comic-strip deaths.

The New Yorker features new short fiction by Hari Kunzru.

Popmatters reviews Douglas Wolk's new book, Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean.

see also: Wolk's Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay about the book

Robert Schneider of the Apples in Stereo discusses mathematics and music with the San Jose Mercury News.

Today, Schneider - who lives in Lexington, Ky., with his wife and 6-year-old son - has a zeal for math that approaches infinity. He even completed two calculus classes and two physics classes behind his manager's back as he worked on his band's latest CD, "New Magnetic Wonder."

Berkeley Place posts part two of "The Clash A to Z."

Cracked lists the ten "weakest songs by badass bands."

In the Guardian, Ingmar Bergman's son-in-law remembers the director's fondness for music.

The Houston Chronicle's TechBlog lists 15 "geek novels to read before you die."

The New York Times profiles the burgeoning nerdcore movement.

U.S, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings shares her summer reading suggestions with NPR's Weekend Edition.

also at Largehearted Boy:

this week's CD releases


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