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May 25, 2010

Shorties (Magnetic Fields, Nick Hornby, and more)

Paste reviews the vinyl reissue of Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs album.

What the 69 Love Songs reissue might lack in bonus features, it makes up for with the allure of rarity—only 3,000 sets will be produced. It seems the point isn’t just to hear the songs again. It’s that those who would most wish to drink in such lush, lovely misanthropy should do so in style.

Mother Jones interviews author Nick Hornby about his favorite nonfiction books.

BBC News reports that Ian McEwan has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for his novel, Solar.

The San Francisco Chronicle examines how authors are using the internet to get their works noticed.

All Things Considered examines circumstances surrounding the Katrina and the Waves' 1985 hit single, "Walking on Sunshine."

Prefix interviews Alison Mosshart of the Kills and Dead Weather.

At The Week, film director (and author) John Waters lists his favorite books.

Flavorwire lists 10 literati all-stars you should follow on Twitter.

The New York Times lists events that celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Jewcy interviews blogger and author Emily Gould.

Dazed Digital interviews Casey Dienel of White Hinterland.

Newtonville Books Blog interviews author (and frequent LHB contributor) Jami Attenberg.

On sale at Amazon MP3: John Prine's new In Person & On Stage 14-track album for $3.99.

Bardfilm lists the 10 best uses of Shakespeare sonnets in popular culture.

Tallest Man on Earth visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Name your favorite song of 2010 and win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a CD of Sleigh Bells' Treats album 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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