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July 31, 2010

Shorties (Joanna Newsom, Jennifer Egan, and more)

The San Francisco Chronicle interviews singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.

Author Jennifer Egan shares a food diary with Grub Street.

The Los Angeles Times explores the cassette tape revival.

The Guardian interviews Richard Ashcroft.

The Boston Globe reviews Doug Dorst's debut short story collection, The Surf Guru.

Pop & Hiss recommends 10 music critics as possible judges for American Idol.

Newsarama interviews cartoonist Jeff Lemire.

On sale at Amazon MP3: My favorite New Pornographers album, the 13-track Electric Version, for $3.99

Moviefone lists books that would be "geektastic" movies.

All Shook Down shares five formulas for a blog-worthy band.

Jamie S. Rich offers tips about breaking into the comics business.

NPR is streaming a live Gorillaz performance from earlier this week.

NPR is streaming live performances from this weekend's Newport Folk Fest.

Spinner offers mp3 downloads from the performers.

The Guardian recommends summer reading for children.

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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