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May 5, 2010

Shorties (Neil Young, Chuck Palahniuk, and more)

Billboard reports that Daniel Lanois will produce the next Neil Young album.


The A.V. Club is excerpting the first two chapters of Chuck Palahniuk's new novel, Tell-All.


Reverb interviews Unnatural Helpers frontman Dean Whitmore about being a singing drummer.


The Brooklyn Rail interviews author Chang-Rae Lee.


B-Sides interviews Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.


The Guardian lists the top 10 illustrated books for adults.


The 2010 Mojo Honours List nominees have been named.


The Believer has published the results of its readers' poll of 2009's best novels.


Craig Finn talks to the Herald about the new Hold Steady album, Heaven Is Whenever.

“When we started the band we were really aware of a void,” says Finn. “There was no band, except for maybe Drive By Truckers, who were doing the rock’n’roll that I loved, bands like the Replacements, Husker Dü and Buffalo Tom. I knew I would like that music, and so I guess it stood to reason that there were a lot of other people who would feel the same way.”

Rolling Stone reviews the album.


At the Daily Beast, Sarah Weinman lists the best true crime books.


A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers guest blogs at Rolling Stone about the band's new album, Together.


The Christian Science Monitor lists the 10 best Mother's day books of 2010.


Westchester Magazine interviews music blogger Jessica Gentile of So This Is What the Volume Knob's For.


At NPR, Bookslut's Michael Schaub reviews (and excerpts from) David Lipsky's new book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.


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


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Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
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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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