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May 29, 2010

Shorties (Theatrical Adaption of 69 Love Songs, Steamiest Moments in Southern Fiction, and more)

Austinist reviews a theatrical adaptation of Magnetic Fields' seminal album, 69 Love Songs.

In the Oxford American, Beth Ann Fennelly lists the 10 steamiest moments in southern literature.

The Guardian lists 10 of the best riots in literature.

American Songwriter interviews singer-songwriter and folk legend Bert Jansch.

The New York Times examines musicians' responses to Arizona's new controversial immigration law.

The boycott effort, called Sound Strike and led by the singer Zack de la Rocha of the rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, did get pledges from some big names, including the rapper Kanye West, indie rockers Sonic Youth and the trip hop duo Massive Attack. But it was light on mainstream "big tent" performers who can fill stadiums, and included no country music performers.

The Guardian glowingly reviews Miguel Syjuco's debut novel, Ilustrado.

All Things Considered lists three books to incite your World Cup Fever.

Tracey Thorn talks to the Huffington Post about her new album, Love & Its Opposite.

Fat Roland on Electronica lists the top 20 electronica tracks of 2010 (so far).

The Guardian has authors (including Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Coe) interview themselves.

On sale at Amazon MP3: for $3.99.

The longlist for the 2010 Guardian's children's fiction prize has been named.

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