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March 22, 2010

Shorties (Alex Chilton, Sleater-Kinney, and more)

In the New York Times, Paul Westerberg remembers Alex Chilton.

Pop & Hiss recaps the SXSW Alex Chilton panel.

Pitchfork remembers Alex Chilton.

The Guardian reports that Sleater-Kinney members Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss are forming a new band, and a Sleater-Kinney reunion may be on the horizon.

Seth Grahame-Smith talks to Weekend Edition about his new novel, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. An excerpt from the book is also shared.

Too Many Books in the Kitchen has a great interview series with authors, and has already featured Tao Lin, Justin Taylor, Zachary Mason, and Molly Young.

Isak (and the New York Times) profiles Brooklyn poet laureate Tina Chang.

PopMatters interviews author Walter Mosley.

Metacritic lists spring's 25 most anticipated albums.

Free at Amazon MP3: Acrassicauda's 4-track Only the Dead See the End of the War EP.

Jonathan Safran Foer discusses the origins of his novel Everything Is Illuminated with the Guardian.

Indie Music Universe lists the top 20 cities with the hottest indie music venues.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Joyce Carole Oates.

In this week's LHB contest, I am giving away the two books I judged in the first round of The Morning News Tournament of Books, Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall and the graphic novel Logicomix, as well as a $100 Threadless gift certificate.

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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