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March 16, 2009

Shorties (Steve Amick, Simon Reynolds, and more)

Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Steve Amick, who has a new novel in stores, Nothing But a Smile.

Read Amick's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for his debut novel, The Lake, the River & the Other Lake.

The Dumbing of America has a couple of quality interviews lately, notably with music critic Simon Reynolds and The Pains of Being Pure at heart's Kip Berman.

Decider Denver interviews Dana Janssen of Akron/Family.

Paste's artist of the week is singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore.

PopMatters reconsiders Radiohead's albums of the 90's.

The Harvard Crimson reports that even Ivy League professors are using comics as a teaching tool.

The Guardian profiles comics legend Alan Moore.

Nobody quite believes Moore when he says he doesn't care about the movies made of his work. For most writers, a big-budget Hollywood adaptation of their work is a source of validation, not to mention a pension fund, but Moore puts his money where his mouth is – or rather isn't. He has had his name removed from anything to do with Watchmen the movie. He's also demanded that his share of any profits from it go to Dave Gibbons, the original artist of the comic book (who has co-operated with the movie production).

Daytrotter's Monday session features in-studio mp3s from Hacienda.

The Rothbury Festival (held July 2-5 this year) has announced its music lineup, including the Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes

Threadless is holding its annual Spring Cleaning sale, with t-shirts as low as $5.

Headed to SXSW Music? Don't forget to download the 6+ GB of free and legal mp3s from participating bands via bittorrent.

Phillip Meyer talks to NPR's All Things Considered about his novel, American Rust. An excerpt from the novel is also presented.

nyctaper features mp3s of Monks of Dooms' recent Brooklyn reunion shows.

Southern Shelter shares mp3s of a recent Harvey Milk Athens performance.

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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