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March 8, 2010

Shorties (Ted Leo, Michael Chabon, and more)

Stream the new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists album, The Brutalist Bricks (out tomorrow) in its entirety at the band's MySpace page.

Seattlest profiles author Michael Chabon.

NPR is streaming the audio from the new White Stripes live concert DVD, Under Great White Northern Lights (out March 16th).

The Los Angeles Times examines the trend of adults reading young adult literature.

PopMatters remembers Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse.

The Morning News' Tournament of Books kicks of today with a "pre-game primer."

CBC News has information about the forthcoming "more understandable" edition of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake.

The Guardian offers a "spring in literature" quiz.

The Guardian reports that Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood will score the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami novel Norwegian Wood.

EarlyWord lists books connected to Oscar-winning films.

The Daily Kos has started recommending science fiction you should be reading.

The New York Times profiles streaming music service Pandora.

Gabrielle Zevin talks to NPR's Weekend Edition about her new novel, The Hole We're In. An excerpt from the book is also presented.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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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