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June 23, 2010

Shorties (Best Songs and Albums of 2010 So Far, Yann Martel, and more)

Gorilla vs. Bear lists its favorite albums and songs of 2010 so far.

Yann Martel discusses his latest novel Beatrice and Virgil with The Hindu.

The Washington Post reviews five new books about dogs.

Flavorwire lists summer reading lists.

The Telegraph previews this year's Glastonbury music festival.

Flavorwire lists its favorite redheaded children's book heroines.

Pop & Hiss interviews Aquarium Drunkard's Justin Gage about the blog's new Television covers album, L'Aventure (available as a free mp3 download, but a donation to charity is suggested).

Nerve offers an exclusive excerpt from the new Bret Easton Ellis novel, Imperial Bedrooms.

Take Five lists the best new jazz albums of 2010 so far.

Motel de Moka curates a list of the best indie albums through the decades.

All Songs Considered shares its best new summer dance music.

Today's additions to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page (newest downloads are listed first):

mp3 sets:

The Avett Brothers
Jay Electronica
Jeff Beck
Mumford and Sons
Stevie Wonder
Umphreys McGee (plus lossless)

Win a copy of Bret Easton Ellis's new novel, Imperial Bedrooms and a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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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