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August 30, 2009

Shorties (Modest Mouse, Top Literary Teenagers, and more)

Former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild talks to the Stockton Daily Record about playing with Modest Mouse.

In the Guardian, Will Davis lists the top 10 literary teenagers.

The San Diego Union-Tribune examines the positive effects of videogame music sales to the music industry.

The Daily Mail profiles Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.

The Guardian reviews Noah and the Whale's new album, The First Days of Spring.

The Wall Street Journal lists the top books on political conspiracy.

The Los Angeles Times profiles the effort to rebuild Athens, Georgia's iconic Georgia Theatre.

The Daily Mail profiles Somerset Maugham, "the first superstar novelist."

The Washington Post interviews singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson.

The Toronto Star adds yet another stellar review for David Mazzucchelli's graphic novel, Asterios Polyp.

Mazzucchelli experiments with numerous art styles and pushes the envelope with challenging digressions into philosophy, religion and mortality throughout Polyp's tale. The engrossing effort culminates with a bombshell that will leave readers reeling.

Gizmodo points out the new Moldover album, which comes packaged in a CD case with a built-in theremin.

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