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July 26, 2010

Shorties (Arcade Fire, Harvey Pekar, and more)

Consequence of Sound reviews the new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs.

The New York Times chronicles the final days of comics legend Harvey Pekar.

The Detroit Free Press interviews Jack White about his various music projects.

Psychology Today has launched a litblog, The Literary Life.

American Songwriter interviews Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man.

WNYC lists essential Brooklyn books, blogs, and newspapers.

PopMatters profiles singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

Doug Dorst talks to San Antonio Express-News about his debut short story collection, The Surf Guru.

On sale at Amazon MP3: the 26-track Big Star #1 Record/Radio City album for $3.99.

Lifehacker lists the five best online book recommendation services.

Mashable lists cool crowdsourced music video projects.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Tea Obreht.

Drowned in Sound interviews Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee Penny.

The Story Prize Blog interviews author Anthony Doerr.

NPR is streaming the new Los Lobos album, Tin Can Trust (out August 3rd).

The Guardian interviews author Bret Easton Ellis.

Nialler9 Music Blog is streaming six songs from Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack.

This week Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Teddy Wayne.

Wayne also offers a Mad Men spoof in the New Yorker, "Postmadern Men."

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a copy of Adam Rex's young adult novel Fat Vampire 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:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

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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