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July 29, 2010

Shorties (Band of Horses, Jose Saramago, and more)

Band of Horses visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

LA Weekly shares a 2008 interview with the recently departed author Jose Saramago.

Kathryn Calder of the New Pornographers talks to the Capital Times.

Eye Weekly interviews Jon Spencer.

At The Faster Times, Michael Kimball interviews author Gina Frangello.

Flavorwire lists the sexiest indie rockers over 40.

The New York Times profiles the Arcade Fire.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews author Jane Smiley today.

The Santa Barbara Independent interviews Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold.

Willamette Week recommends graphic novels for people who hate comics.

The Hattiesburg American interviews Van Dyke Parks about his Mississippi roots.

NPR lists six novels about illicit love.

Neil Finn talks to the Miami Herald about the Crowded House reunion.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Gary Shteyngart's new novel, Super Sad Love Story.

Matablog has news of an NYC art show (August 27-28) of collages by Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard.

In the Guardian, Ali Shaw lists the top 10 transformation stories in literature.

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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