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May 2, 2010

Shorties (Broken Social Scene, Reif Larsen, and more)

NPR's Weekend Edition profiles Broken Social Scene and the band's new album, Forgiveness Rock Record (out May 4th), which is streaming in its entirety.

Reif Larson talks to the Tulsa World Scene about his ambitious debut novel, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet.

At the Powell's Books Blog, Jennifer Gilmore discusses the challenges of setting her novel Something Red in 1979.

The New Yorker offers fragments of Ben Greenman's Goldman Sachs! The Musical.

The Quarterly Conversation interviews author Ander Monson.

In the New York Times, Mark Edmundson, author of The Fine Wisdom and Perfect Teachings of the Kings of Rock and Roll, shares his experience as a roadie at a Pink Floyd show.

The Times Online profiles author Steig Larsson and his tangled literary estate.

The Boston Globe examines the prevalence of falsetto singers in indie rock.

The Telegraph and New Statesman review David Mitchell's new novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

Geekers Magazine lists eight websites to download free music legally.

The Huffington Post defends the next generation of fantasy novelists.

Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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