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May 10, 2010

Shorties (The Black Keys, Cory Doctorow, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Black Keys album, Brothers (out May 18th), in its entirety.

PopMatters interviews author Cory Doctorow.

Spinner reports that a Dutch theater company will stage a production of Shakespeare's Henry III featuring music by Tom Waits.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Nathan Englander.

The Boot lists the top 10 sad love songs in country music.

Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Emily St. John Mandel this week.

The Guardian profiles singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.

Religion Dispatches interviews G. Willow Wilson, who writes Vertigo's Air comics and whose new nonfiction book The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam is released next month.

Drowned in Sound interviews former Beta Band member Steve Mason.

Pitchfork (8.7/10) and PopMatters (8/10) review the new National album, High Violet.

Ask Sleeves is a new mp3 search engine.

NPR and the Guardian Music Blog are streaming Tracey Thorn's new album, Love and Its Opposite (out May 18th), in its entirety.

All Things Considered interviews Thorn about the album.

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.

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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