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June 29, 2010

Shorties (Lady Gaga: The Comic Book, Charles Bukowski, and more)

Jim DeRogatis reviews the comic book Fame: Lady Gaga.

Take a bus tour of Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles hangouts.

Flavorwire profiles the newer acts on this year's Lilith Fair tour.

Complex lists the best albums of 2010 so far.

Brand X shares a summer reading list of books published in the next few months.

Chi-Tunes lists its favorite albums of 2010 so far.

Newsweek profiles Laurie Anderson.

Consequence of Sound interviews singer-songwriter Frank Turner.

At The Story Prize blog, author and guitar maker Creston Lea discusses the connection between guitars, music, and his stories.

DailyFinance examines the bookselling influence of television commentator and author Glenn Beck.

All Things Considered listeners pick the best albums of 2010 so far.

At the Huffington Post, the diary of an author picture.

All Things Considered reviews Journals by Kurt Cobain, recently released in a new paperback edition.

Time lists its best blogs of 2010, and includes music sites Pitchfork and Hipster Runoff.

At NPR, Bookslut's Michael Schaub reviews (and excerpts from) Jenny Hollowell's debut novel Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and the new Roots album 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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