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June 11, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New DEVO Album, Neil Gaiman, and more)

Colbert Nation is streaming the new DEVO album, Something for Everybody (out June 15th).

BBC News interviews author Neil Gaiman.

"Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation. It's a perfect length to read on an iPad, your Kindle or your phone."

Singer songwriter Mirah talks to the Dallas Voice about touring with Thao Nguyen.

The Boston Globe profiles Girls Rock Camp Boston, launched by Mary Lou Lord and Hilken Mancini.

This year, Mancini and Lord decided to do something to combat the experiences they had as female rockers bumping up against invisibility or indifference. With the help of another friend, Nora Allen-Wiles, the women have launched Girls Rock Camp Boston, an instructional rock ’n’ roll day camp for girls and young women (ages 8 to 16) that’s aimed at celebrating the notion that girls can do anything — and, of course, making some noise in the process.

Korea Times examines the surge in popularity of science fiction and fantasy novels in South Korea.

The Atlantic wonders if technology has changed the experience of music.

ArtsBeat previews this year's Bonnaroo music festival.

My list of downloadable performances from Bonnaroo 2009.

The Tri-City Herald profiles singer-songwriter and producer John Vanderslice.

Mountain Goats bassist Peter Hughes talks to the Salt Lake Tribune, which also interviews John Darnielle.

Via Chicago interviews Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.

Autostraddle recommends book, music, and more for long distance plane trips.

The Guardian wonders if the internet has killed local music scenes.

Two Louisville Courier-Journal journalists examine the New Yorker's list of the top 20 writers under 40.

Morning Edition interviews the producers of the Jock Jams album compilation series about sports and music.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Aimee Bender's new novel, The Particular Sadness of a Slice of Lemon Cake.

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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