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August 31, 2008


At the Huffington Post, Max Blumenthal offers a video interview with John Legend.

Brian Wilson discusses his new album, That Lucky Old Sun, with the Detroit Free Press.

"I didn't really liken it to the Beach Boys thing, you know?" he says. "A couple of things have a Beach Boys vibe to it. But basically I just wanted to create new music that was a little more commercial than the 'Smile' album. That's what I really wanted."

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt talks to the Aspen Times.

Merritt calls the time she spent in Paris “a pure period of that romantic ideal of writing for writing’s sake, for yourself.” The question of how she returns to that place is one she hasn’t really got to yet; touring behind “Another Country” has meant she’s only done a bit of songwriting over the last months.

The Ottawa Citizen previews Canadian fall book releases.

The Tacoma News-Tribune excerpts from Dave Boling's debut novel, Guernica.

With the renewed interest in the city's music scene, the Baltimore Sun looks back at its musical past.

The Los Angeles Times lists the top 25 LA filsm of the last 25 years.

Wikipedia lists the best-selling music artists of all time.

At NPR's Weekend Edition, Oberlin College professor Anne Trubek recommends fiction for adolescents.

At 7x7, New Pornographers bassist John Collins discusses slow food and eating sustainably on the road.

The Observer lists the 50 greatest arts videos on YouTube.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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