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February 13, 2010

Shorties (Bob Dylan, Curling Songs, and more)

NPR is streaming last night's White House concert that celebrated the Civil Rights movement, including performances by Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

ChartATTACK lists 10 great songs about the Olympic sport about curling.

The Christian Science Monitor reviews the book, Us: Americans Talk About Love.

In his new anthology, Us: Americans Talk About Love, editor John Bowe takes the pulse of American experiences of love won and lost – from teenagers to octogenarians, and across the socioeconomic and geographic spectra. Unlike the typical anthology filled with essays by familiar authors, “Us” offers love stories by nonliterary types, told in their own voices.

On the Download gets Boston music bloggers' reactions to the recent Google mp3 blog takedowns.

Backbeat Online interviews St. Vincent's Annie Clark.

The LimeWire Music Blog lists 10 African-American country music icons.

NPR's Morning Edition interviews singer-songwriter k.d. lang.

The California Literary Review lists the Criterion Collection DVDs that are out of print (and on sale at the Criterion site).

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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