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March 14, 2010

Shorties (Peter Gabriel, Seamus Heaney, and more)

Weekend Edition interviews Peter Gabriel about his new covers album, Scratch My Back.

The Scotsman interviews poet Seamus Heaney.

The Quarterly Conversation interviews Sam Lipsyte about his new novel, The Ask.

The Guardian lists the 10 best books about war.

The Los Angeles Times reviews the new Runaways biopic.

The Independent and Guardian review Michael Chabon's latest essay collection, Manhood for Amateurs.

Free at Amazon MP3: the 5-track March Rocks! sampler, which includes tracks by Free Energy and OK Go.

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

NPR's All Things Considered interviews Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson about the band's new album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks.

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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