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August 31, 2009

Shorties (Best Southern Novels, Prefab Sprout's New Album, and more)

The Oxford American lists the best Southern novels of all time (as chosen by a panel of authors).

The Independent and the Times Online preview the new Prefab Sprout album Let's Change the World with Music.

The Guardian examines the failing financial health of British summer music festivals.

The AlbumArtExchange blog covers album art in all its glory.

PopMatters examines the health of the indie music industry.

The A.V. Club lists songs to soundtrack a suicide.

BookGeeks reviews Nick cave's new novel, The Death of Bunny Munro (I much prefer the US cover to the UK edition's).

Pitchfork lists the 50 top music videos of the 2000s.

Entertainment Weekly interviews author Neil Gaiman.

New York Magazine's Vulture blog lists the songs of the summer of 2009.

Customize your own book jacket for Douglas Coupland's new novel, Generation A.

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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