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June 2, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New Ariel Pink Album, John Waters, and more)

Pop & Hiss is streaming the new Ariel Pink album, Before Today (out June 8th).

Flavorwire lists John Waters' "10 best pieces of advice for functional freaks" from his new book, Role Models.

Pitchfork reports that singer-songwriter Bill Callahan's debut novel Letters to Emma Bowlcut will be published on June 20th.

The A.V. Club interviews LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy about his new album, This Is Happening.

Details interviews Bret Easton Ellis about his new novel, Imperial Bedrooms.

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle talks to Paste about his forthcoming album, Harlem River Blues.

The Quarterly Conversation profiles author Eileen Chang.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Good Old War's new 16-track self-titled album for $2.99.

The Guardian lists the top 10 20th century gothic novels.

Seattle's Bumbershoot music and arts festival has announced its lineup.

Morning Edition gets summer reading suggestions from independent booksellers.

All Songs Considered lists the best album opening tracks ever.

Win a copy of Belle Boggs' new short story collection, Mattaponi Queen along with a jar of the author's homemade jam in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) 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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