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June 3, 2010

Shorties (Stream The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack, Jeffrey Eugenides, and more)

Stream The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack (out June 8th).

The New Yorker features a new short story by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Daniel Clowes talks to the East Bay Express about his new graphic novel, Wilson.

The Miami Herald interviews author Lev Grossman.

NOW interviews The National's Bryce Dessner about the band's latest album, High Violet.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reviews Julie Orringer's new novel, The Invisible Bridge.

At risk of oversimplifying things, this novel shows how Michael Chabon would write if he grew up a ballet-dancing girl instead of comic-book-loving boy.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews authors David Shields and Ander Monson today.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Vetiver frontman Andy Cabic.

New York Times examines the New Yorker's list of "20 under 40," 20 young fiction writers worth watching.

Peter Gabriel talks to the Guardian about his new covers album, Scratch My Back.

At Need to Know, Jessa Crispin interviews author Lorraine Adams about leaving journalism to write fiction.

At Pop & Hiss, Sage Francis chooses hip-hop's oddest, best and most unexpected pairings.

The Dinner Party Download interviews Marisa Silver about her new short story collection, Alone With You.

Flavorwire lists 10 great music documentaries to watch for free online.

At The Millions, Sonya Chung wonders if not finishing books reflects moral devolution.

NPR is streaming Villagers' Becoming a Jackal album.

Author Clancy Martin lists his favorite websites at The Good Web Guide.

NPR Music shares a "Rocky Balboa metal montage" workout music mix.

Win a copy of Belle Boggs' new short story collection, Mattaponi Queen along with a jar of the author's homemade jam 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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