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March 15, 2010

Shorties (She and Him, A New Junot Diaz Short Story, and more)

NPR is streaming the new She and Him (M. Ward & Zoey Deschanel) album, Volume Two (out March 23rd).

The New Yorker features a new short story by Junot Diaz.

The A.V. Club lists 17 well-intended yet misguided feminist anthems.

The Newark Star-Ledger examines "literary Jersey," New jersey's most famous literary characters and locations.

The Guardian has news of Ryan Adams' forthcoming metal album, Orion.

Adams has flirted with metal before, sharing music online under the names Werewolph and Sleazy Handshake. Whereas those songs sounded like pastiche - or even satire - the unnamed song streaming on his website seems relatively sincere. Yes, it boasts anthrax-like hooks and withered larynx vocals, but at least he's releasing it under his own name.

The Guardian reports that author Margaret Atwood has filmed a singing cameo for the film Score: A Hockey Musical.

Spinner reports that John Lydon is promising a new Pubic Image Limited album.

The Newark Star-Ledger profiles "Princeton's dark lady of fiction," Joyce Carol Oates.

At the Guardian Books Podcast, Amy Bloom reads from her short story collection, Where the God of Love Hangs Out.

The Quad examines the musical legacy of Morrissey and the Smiths.

The Huffington Post rounds up SXSW Music 2010 rumors.

Kangnave shares a 4-disc sampler of female-fronted punk rock from 1977-1989.

Five Chapters is serializing an excerpt from Maud Casey's novel-in-progress.

CultureMap Houston lists the top 10 Radiohead songs.

Julian Barnes talks to the Times Online about having his novel Arthur & George adapted for the stage.

The March edition of the Music Alliance Pact has been posted, featuring 36 international music bloggers sjharing a song each from their respective countries.

The Los Angeles Times reviews cartoonist Jules Feiffer's new memoir, Backing Into Forward.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate (plus assorted books & CDs) in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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