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March 4, 2010

Shorties (Patti Smith, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and more)

Bookworm interviews Patti Smith today about her memoir, Just Kids.

Singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg joins WXPN's Wolrd Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Geoffrey Becker talks to the Colorado Springs Independent about his debut novel, Hot Springs.

The New Haven Advocate goes behind the scenes at an open mic night of acoustic musiv.

The Santa Barbara Independent profiles singer-songwriter David Bazan.

Rolling Stone offers excerpts from its feature on Billy Corgan.

The Wall Street Journal interviews Michael Chabon about the Bay Area's literary scene.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle profiles the people behind the music blog Tympanogram.

At Vanity Fair, authors remember Barry Hannah.

New York Magazine's Vulture blog shares the ultimate New York playlist.

Pitchfork interviews LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Jennifer Egan.

Laura Veirs visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Stream the new Titus Andronicus album, The Monitor (out March 9th), in its entirety at the band's MySpace page. interviews The Pains of Being Pure at Heart as part of the food blog's Sound Cheque series.

Playmixt reviews the new Drive-By Truckers documentary, The Secret to a Happy Ending as well as the panel discussion that followed the film.

Bradley's Almanac lists its favorite Boston albums of 2009.

Win poetry books by Ryan Adams and Silver Jews frontman David Berman 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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