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June 6, 2010

Shorties (Fela Kuti, Dave Eggers, and more)

The Boston Globe examines the popular resurgence of Fela Kuti's music.

The Boston Globe interviews author Dave Eggers.

Hilary Thayer Hamann talks to the Los Angeles Times about her originally self-published novel, Anthropology of an American Girl.

At the Nervous Breakdown, Brad Listi interviews David Shields about his book, Reality Hunger.

Omaha World-Herald readers wax nostalgic about their concert t-shirts.

The Observer examines the writings of great American novelists about sports.

The Washington Post examines how NPR has become a major player on the indie rock scene.

The Guardian excerpts from Marilynne Robinson's new nonfiction book, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self.

An interesting series at BookGeeks, "The Book That I Would Like to be Buried with."

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a case of Sweet Leaf Tea 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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