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February 9, 2010

Shorties (Local Natives, Alton Brown, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Local Natives album, Gorilla Manor, in its entirety.

At the Wall Street Journal, Alton Brown lists his favorite cookbooks.

The New York Times examines the trend of adapting novels into graphic novels.

The Montreal Gazette lists three of the Residents' best concept albums.

Book Lovers Never Go To Bed Alone is a blog devoted to bookshelves.

At the Barnes & Noble Review, Robert Christgau reviews the new Vampire Weekend album, Contra.

Don DeLillo talks to NPR's Morning Edition about his new novel, Point Omega. An excerpt from the book is also presented.

NPR Music offers a mix of make-out songs.

At Drowned in Sound, Yeasayer's Anand Wilder offers a track-by-track analysis of the band's new album, Odd Blood (out today).

The London Free Press profiles cartoonist Jeff Lemire.

The A.V. Club interviews Stephin Merritt about the new Magnetic Fields album, Realism.

Passion of the Weiss shares a winter mixtape.

The Book Smugglers interview Peter Straub about his new novel, A Dark Matter.

The Guardian Music Blog finds little political edge in "blog rock."

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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