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June 28, 2010

Shorties (Wesley Stace/John Wesley Harding, A Stieg Larsson Parody, and more)

At Granta, author Wesley Stace (aka singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding) shares his current music playlist.

Nora Ephron parodies the fiction of Stieg Larsson in the New Yorker.

Today's additions to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page include:

mp3 sets:


The Guardian Book Club interviews author David Mitchell.

The New Yorker offers a new short story by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum.

Harper Lee talks to the Daily Mail on one condition, that her famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird not be mentioned.

On sale at Amazon MP3:

Iggy Pop's 8-track The Idiot album on sale for $3.68
Roxy Music's 10-track Country Life album on sale for $3.68

The London Evening Standard examines the trend of graphic novels about celebrities' lives.

Some "best music of 2010 so far" links:

Potholes in My Blog (top albums)
Sean in Tumblr (albums)
Take Five (best new jazz albums)

NPR is streaming the Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa compilation album (out July 6th).

The Guardian lists the top 10 women travelers in fiction.

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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