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August 9, 2009

Shorties (Cover Albums, William T. Vollmann, and more)

Paste lists 20 single artist cover albums worth a listen.

William T. Vollmann talks to the San Diego Union-Tribune about his new book, Imperial.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews the new Thomas Pynchon novel, Inherent Vice.

Lifehacker lists ways to make your music playlists rock.

RIP folk singer Mike Seeger.

Comic Book Resources profiles comics artist Hope Larson.

A Book and a Hug matches up children with appropriate reading material.

iClips is streaming video of select sets live today from the Lollapalooza music festival.

NPR is streaming live sets from the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend.

Win two of the year's best graphic novels (Johnny Hiro by Fred Chao and George Sprott by Seth) in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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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