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July 30, 2010

Shorties (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Literature's Precocious Narrators, and more)

The Boston Globe profiles Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

The Millions examines several of literature's precocious narrators.

Stream the new Autolux album, Transit Transit at the band's MySpace page.

Little Gold Men interviews legendary singer-songwriter Merle Haggard.

The Seattle Times profiles singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.

Persnickety Snark is counting down the top 100 YA novels of all time.

Lightspeed Magazine interviews Cesar Alvarez of the Lisps about the influence of science fiction on the band's music.

Digital Spy interviews former Go-Gos guitarist Jane Wiedlin about her new comic book Lady Robotika.

USA Today lists new books for summer reading.

Time lists the best (and worst) summer songs.

The Quivering Pen responds to the New Yorker's 20 under 40 list with a list of young writers of its own.

Book Trailers for Readers highlights videos that promote children's books.

GigMaven is a free website that helps musicians book shows at venues in several cities.

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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