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June 10, 2010

Shorties (Bob Dylan, Shirley Jackson, and more)

An interesting comics collection that I missed last year: Bob Dylan Revisited: 13 Graphic Interpretations of Bob Dylan's Songs.

At the Barnes & Noble Review, Helen Oyeyemi examines the fiction of Shirley Jackson.

Michael Gray, author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, is hosting "Dylan Discussion Weekend Breaks" this September at his home in France.

eMusic lists the best albums of the year so far.

The Jewish Chronicle interviews singer-songwriter Lou Reed.

The Ottawa Citizen profiles indie rockers Sloan.

Robyn talks to NME's Talking Heads blog about writing the perfect pop song.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews Yann Martell about his latest novel, Beatrice & Virgil.

The Telegraph interviews singer-songwriter Richard Thompson.

Newsarama reviews the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Young's Greendale album.

So it’s a comic book, or graphic novel if you prefer, based on a rock and roll album. Unusual origins, but the end result remains a terrific read. Neil Young’s Greendale is a socially challenging, politically conscious coming of age riff, exquisitely illustrated, smartly scripted, offering something challenging and something engagingly fun for both Neil Young novices and the most hardcore of aficionados. And it’s certainly a worthwhile addition to the library of any comic book lover.

The BBC Music Blog lists May's best album releases.

Katie Arnoldi discusses her novel Point Dume with the Los Angeles Times.

Morning Edition interviews Karen Elson about her new album, The Ghost Who Walks.

Merge Records is streaming the new Love Language album, Libraries (out July 13th).

h+ Magazine lists five positive science fiction novels to enjoy while waiting for the singularity.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a case of Sweet Leaf Tea in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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