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June 21, 2010

Shorties (Stream New Albums by Alejandro Escovedo and The Roots, and more)

NPR is streaming Alejandro Escovedo's new album, Street Songs of Love (out June 29th).

At the band's MySpace page, stream the new Roots album, How I Got Over (out June 21st).

BBC News profiles Harper Lee and her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Paste's editor lists the best albums of 2010 so far.

TSP interviews Brad Watson about his short story collection, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives.

News Culture examines EMI's adaptation to the changing music industry.

Punch Brothers members talk to the Wall Street Journal about their new album, Antifogmatic.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Nicole Krauss.

On sale at Amazon MP3: the 12-track Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine covers album (featuring Those Darlins, The Avett Brothers, Drive-By Truckers and others) for $3.99.

The New York Times explores John Updike's archive.

Pitchfork interviews LCD Soundsystem's james Murphy.

The Telegraph reports that J.D. Salinger's classic novel The Cather in the Rye is being adapted into a feature film.

Food Punk's We Eat Econo series features videos of indie rockers cooking. the first two episodes feature Ted Leo and Sally Crewe.

The Guardian Books Blog remembers author Jose Saramango.

Today's additions to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page:

mp3 sets:

Jay Electronica

Lossless sets:

Dave Matthews Band

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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