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July 25, 2010

Shorties (Best Coast, Kristin Hersh, and more)

All Things Considered talks to the members of Best Coast, whose album Crazy for You is released Tuesday.

The Boston Globe also profiles the band.

Kristin Hersh talks to the Guardian about her forthcoming memoir, Rat Girl.

Headline of the day: "'Scott Pilgrim' is Canada's 'Twilight' but actually cool."

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Marisa Silver's new short fiction collection, Alone With You.

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt talks songwriting with the Lexington Herald Leader.

The Oregonian reviews Doug Dorst's new short story collection, The Surf Guru.

Time lists the top 10 books you were forced to read in school.

Dean & Britta talk to Billboard about their forthcoming album, 13 Most Beautiful Songs...: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (out July 27th).

Born Magazine features collaborations between visual artists and writers.

Weekend Edition gets summer reading picks from a London cabbie.

CNN explores the growing comic book industry.

Weekend Edition interviews singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading about her latest album, This Charming Life.

At Bookgeeks, author David Wellington discusses the book he would like to be buried with.

The Fey 7" Series offers limited edition vinyl, and sales benefit the aspiring, young musicians of Haiti.

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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