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February 24, 2010

Shorties (Salman Rushdie, Tegan and Sara, and more)

The Guardian reports that author Salman Rushdie is planning a book about his 10 years in hiding.

The Las Vegas Sun interviews Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara.

The Millions interviews author John Banville.

Tindersticks' David Boulter shares his personal history with Clash.

Mashable interviews Tears for Fears' Curt Smith about his solo work and the value of social networking to musicians.

The New Statesman interviews author Jonathan Lethem.

PopMatters profiles singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato.

Flavorwire lists strange musical collaborations.

The A.V. Club lists 35 B-side/rarity/outtakes collections as essential as the "official" albums.

Stream the new Frightened Rabbit album, The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (out March 9th), on the band's MySpace page.

Interview interviews Joan Jett about the new Runaways movie.

Newsarama interviews cartoonist Bob Fingerman.

At the Chicago Reader, Jessica Hopper glowingly reviews the new Joanna Newsom album, Have One on Me.

NPR's All Things Considered, Time Out New York, the Village Voice, and Exclaim! also review the album.

Sign this petition for a Charles Bukowski US stamp.

At Three Guys One Book, author Jonathan Evison previews books out this spring from independent publishers.

Rank'em, a social community built around ranking individual band's best songs, is out of beta and open to the public.

Win Seth Grahame-Smith's new novel, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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