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May 3, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New Dead Weather Album, Best Arabic Books, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Dead Weather album, Sea of Cowards, in its entirety.

The Rutland Herald talks to a Middlebury College professor who teaches a class on the television series The Wire.

Arabic Literature (in English) lists the best 100 Arabic books, as chosen by the Arab Writers Union.

Pitchfork offers an oral history of Galaxie 500.

The Scotsman profiles singer-songwriter Jane Siberry.

On sale at Amazon MP3:

The Drive-By Truckers' 13-track The Big To-Do for $3.99
The 31-track Merlefest Live compilation for $3.99.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Dagoberto Gilb.

CultureLab lists the top 10 science fiction detective novels.

Gogol Bordello visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Every Monday, the Urban Outfitters blog shares five free and legal new music mp3s.

NPR is streaming last night's concert by the Shout Out Louds and Freelance Whales.

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

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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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