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February 1, 2010

Shorties (Don DeLillo, Magnetic Fields, and more)

The Wall Street Journal interviews author Don DeLillo.

Mr. DeLillo, who grew up in the Bronx as the son of Italian immigrants, says his Catholic upbringing inevitably creeps into his work: "It has an effect in ways I can't be specific about—the sense of ceremony, the sense of last things, and the sense of religion as almost at times an art."

69 Love Songs, Illustrated is still serving up comics for songs from the venerable Magnetic Fields album. The latest is "Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin."

JamBase shares a selection of videos featuring John Lydon.

The Believer hosts a roundtable of Latin American novelists, including Daniel Alarcon, Eduardo Halfon, and Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez.

The A.V. Club lists "26 attempts to give familiar hits some edge."

The Guardian reports that the Man Booker longlist for the literary award's 1970 edition has been announced.

RA lists the top 100 tracks of the past decade.

Potholes in My Blog lists the decade's top 25 albums.

Publishing Perspectives examines the rise in "cause" publishing.

The New York Times lists 2010 Grammy winners.

The Guardian excerpts from Tiffany Murray's rock star studded memoir, Diamond Star Halo.

Win four Ox-Tales short story collections (that benefit Oxfam) in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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