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May 13, 2010

Shorties (Exile on Main Street Outtakes, Doug Glanville, and more)

NPR Music streams songs from the remastered and expanded Rolling Stones album, Exile on Main Street (out May 18th).

">Fresh Air interviews former baseball player Doug Glanville and excerpts from his new book, The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer's Inside View.

The San Francisco Chronicle lists 11 banned books you read in high school.

The Telegraph discuses the "blasphemy" of audience members talking during music concerts.

Brady Udall talks to the Seattle Times about his new novel, The Lonely Polygamist.

The Georgia Straight profiles the Shout Out Louds.

The result of all the eating, drinking, and fresh Pacific Northwest air, Work is a collection of stripped-down songs peppered with jangly guitars, catchy hooks, and dreamy, tone-perfect harmonies between Olenius and Stenborg. Conceived as a cross between Fleetwood Mac and the Velvet Underground, Shout Out Louds' third album was a hard slog through the relentless perfectionism of Ek, but don't assume that's the premise of the project's title.

Gothamist interviews comics writer Brian Wood.

Carl Newman of the New Pornographers puts his iPod on shuffle for the Montreal Gazette.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews author Sam Lipsyte today.

Author Michael Chabon talks about his Maryland roots with Comic Riffs.

Morning Edition interviews Dave Tompkins about his book, How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop.

Newsarama interviews author Glen David Gold.

NPR is streaming last night's Washington performance by the reunited Public Image Ltd.

Win the National's new album High Violet (CD or vinyl, your choice) and Miguel Syjuco's celebrated debut novel, Ilustrado in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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