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October 18, 2009

Shorties (Hilary Mantel, Yoko Ono, and more)

The Boston Globe interviews Man Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel.

The A.V. Club interviews Yoko Ono.

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Jonathan Lethem's new novel, Chronic City.

The Independent profiles Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

3:AM hosts an excerpt from Travis Jeppeson's new novel, The Suiciders.

Singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart talks to the Observer.

In the Guardian, Julian Barnes reexamines John Updike's Rabbit series of novels.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review debates the merits of albums vs. singles.

In the Guardian, Will Self examines the works of author Roald Dahl.

WXPN is streaming a live performance by Lucero.

The Independent has an exclusive excerpt from Joy Division and New Order member Peter Hook's new book, The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club.

Oxford University's museum of history & science is holding a steampunk exhibition, and blogging about it.

The San Diego Union-Tribune examines the pop culture takeover of vampires.

Win one of five gift packs (including Josh Bazell's novel Beat the Reaper and a Brooklyn Industries t-shirt) in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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