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April 22, 2010

Shorties (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yann Martel, and more)

The Globe and Mail profiles singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg.

The National Post examines the wave of negative critical reviews for Yann Martel's new novel Beatrice & Virgil.

The Burlington Free Press interviews the Low Anthem's Jeff Prystowsky.

musicOMH interviews Spoon bassist Rob Pope.

Vulture ponders which indie rock band hip-hop will embrace next.

SF Station interviews Broken Social Scene's Justin Peroff.

Shearwater frontman Jonathan Meiburg talks to the Pacific Northwest Inlander.

Paste lists six amazing mashup albums.

FFWD profiles singer-songwriter Baby Dee.

NBC New York reviews Dash Shaw's webcomic and new graphic novel, Bodyworld.

Motherboard takes a video tour of DEVO's studio.

The Washington Post examines the books that have shaped political policies of Barack Obama and other U.S. presidents.

Rogue Wave visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Anna Quindlen's new novel, Every Last One.

NPR's Morning Edition interviews Merle Haggard about his new album, I Am What I Am.

Win the new Willie Mays biography, Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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