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February 7, 2009

Shorties (T.C. Boyle, Lykke Li, and more)

The Houston Chronicle reviews The Women, T.C. Boyle's new novel (a fictional telling of the life of Frank Lloyd Wright).

In Boyle’s impressively researched book, the reader is swept along by the force of imagined dialogue and the literary alchemy of fact and supposition. We learn that the architect insists all his cars be painted Cherokee red, that he prefers soft pencils, that his Imperial Hotel in Tokyo withstands Japan’s deadliest earthquake but will be demolished in 1968.

In the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Garrison Keillor remembers John Updike.

The Washington Post lists essential Abraham Lincoln books.

WXPN features a streaming live performance by Dr. Dog.

Daytrotter's Saturday session features in-studio mp3s by singer-songwriter David Vandervelde.

Headline of the day (about Los Angeles music club, The Smell: "Will the Stink of Success Ruin the Smell?" reviews Diana Spechler's debut novel, Who By Fire.

see also: Spechler's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the book

Pop Candy is covering New York Comic Con this weekend.

Howard Devoto talks to Financial Times about the forthcoming Magazine reunion.

The Daily Scotsman interviews Asobi Seksu singer Yuki Chikudate.

The San Francisco Examiner lists Andy Warhol's greatest album covers.

World Hum lists 2008's best global pop albums.

The Minneapolis City Pages interviews Lykke Li.

The Telegraph examines how a Live Nation and Ticketmaster merger would change the music industry.

The Financial Times examines the growing relationship between cinema and comics.

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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