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January 24, 2009

Shorties (Watchmen, Silver Jews, and more)

EngadgetHD previews the DVD of the Watchmen comic (which consists of the pages from the graphic novel plus some extras, not the feature film).

The Telegraph examines the state of contemporary poetry.

At SF Weekly, John Vanderslice shares memorable moments from his analog recording studio Tiny Telephone's 10 year history.

1999: Granfaloon Bus records Good Funeral Weather
“This was one of the first records I heard out of the studio where I was shocked at the fidelity,” Vanderslice says. He’d previously thought of Tiny Telephone as a “super-lo-fi place,” but hearing the album’s majestic mix of twangy country-rock with unusual instruments like French horn and vibraphone changed his mind: “It was really one of the proudest moments I’ve had.”'s new online screening room features an incredible selection of streaming films courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

Each Note Secure lists musicians you should follow on Twitter (and those you shouldn't). Of course, you could also follow me on Twitter.

Drowned in Sound interviews Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.

Nashville Cream reports that David Berman has disbanded the Silver Jews.

Fantasy Magazine lists the top 10 literary steampunk works.

NPR reviews (and excerpts from) the third Buffy the Vampire Slayer graphic novel, Wolves at the Gate.

Wolves at the Gate, the third of the Buffy graphic novels, is particularly good, with a fast-moving plot and plenty of whimsical repartee. "You could, you know … take me out," says the beautiful slayer Renee, Xander's latest love interest. "You want me to assassinate you?" the befuddled man replies.

also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists


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