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September 20, 2009

Shorties (Ralph Nader's New Novel, The Harlem Shakes, and more)

Ralph Nader talks to the Associated Press about his new novel, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us.

BrooklynVegan reports the Harlem Shakes have broken up.

Prospect Magazine interviews Nick Hornby about his new novel, Juliet, Naked.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer profiles indie record label Exit Stencil Recordings.

The Chicago Sun-Times examines the world of Muslim punk.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews David Byrne's new book, Bicycle Diaries.

Legendary singer-songwriter Roger McGuinn of the Byrds visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

On sale for $1.99 at Amazon MP3: the 15-track tribute album Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon (including tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Adam Sandler, and others).

Get well soon, Leonard Cohen.

The Los Angeles Times interviews singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright about his new live album, Milwaukee at Last!!! (out Tuesday).

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: the 15-track self-titled Monsters of Folk album (featuring Conor Oberst, JIm James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis).

The Los Angeles Times profiles The Monsters of Folk (Jim James, M. Ward, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis.

"It was different than our own separate projects where you might have a fierce vision of how you want it to come out and you struggle with that," Oberst said, tucked into one of the suite's mustard-colored chairs. "This was the opposite. We were all looking forward to seeing what the other would contribute."

The Times Online and Observer review the band's self-titled debut album.

The National Post profiles Jonathan Ames, whose HBO series Bored to Death premieres tonight.

The Miami Herald reviews Bored to Death's debut episode.

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