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July 27, 2010

Shorties (Nick Cave, Gary Shteyngart, and more)

The Guardian reports that Nick Cave is writing the screenplay for the remake of the 1994 cult horror film The Crow.

Paste profiles author Gary Shteyngart.

The New York Times glowingly reviews Shteyngart's new novel, Super Sad Love Story.

The Capital Times profiles the Portland Cello Project.

New downloadable mix CDs are being uploaded daily to the Summer Mix Series 2010.

On sale at Amazon MP3 (and much recommended): Menomena's new 11-track Mines album for $3.99.

At NPR, stream David Dondero's new album, Number Zero With a Bullet (out August 3rd).

Jennifer Egan talks to Morning Edition about her splendid new novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad.

At NPR, stream the new Lost in the Trees album, All Alone in an Empty House (out August 10th).

At The Millions, Sonya Chung examines what makes a great literary ending.

Today's interesting music releases.

Today's interesting DVD releases.

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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