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June 27, 2010

Shorties (The Roots, David Mitchell, and more)

All Things Considered interviews ?uestlove about the new Roots album, How I Got Over.


David Mitchell talks to the New York Times about his new novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. An excerpt from the book is also shared.


Deutsche Welle examines Germany's "literature houses," where reading is encouraged (instead of buying).


The Louisville Courier-Journal explores the musical influence of My Morning Jacket on other artists.


The Guardian lists the 10 best credit crunch books in literature.


Download a variety of summer mix compilations at the 2010 edition of the Yewknee Summer Mix Series.


Dusted and the Murfreesboro Post list the best albums of the year so far.


All Things Considered interviews Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh about the band's new album, Somebody for Everybody.


The Observer profiles Anthony Bourdain, and talks to the chef, author, and television celebrity about his new book, Medium Raw.


The Daily Beast lists thrillers to read this summer.


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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