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July 21, 2010

Shorties (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Soundtrack, The Vonnegut Effect, and more)

At Exclaim!, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Edgar Wright and Kevin Drew talk about the music of the Scott Pilgrim movie.

The Millions examines "the Vonnegut effect" (the need to read everything by the American author).

Sleigh Bells' Derek Miller talks to Weekly Dig about cheerleading's influence on the band's music.

At the Guardian, Greg Baxter lists his favorite autobiographies.

The Telegraph interviews author PD James.

Speakeasy also interviews the author as she nears her 90th birthday.

At Slate, Robert Pinsky lists (and reads) the best poems for children.

Connect Savannah profiles singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons.

The Amelia Bloomer Project recommends feminist books for children.

At 3:AM, Steve Almond lists 10 bands "shamelessly overexposed by the 'alternative' press."

MySpace lists the best albums of 2010 so far.

A Concordance to the Poems, Prose and Songs of Leonard Cohen

M + E offers 2-color prints of writer's houses, including the homes of Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and Edward Gorey.

Flavorwire examines where classic literature and video games have converged over the years.

BBC News profiles the 2010 Mercury Prize nominees.

Talk of the Nation interviews Daniel Clowes about his latest graphic novel, Wilson.

Bradley's Almanac shares a song (and demo) from Kristin Hersh's new album, Crooked.

Win a copy of Anthony Bourdain's new book Medium Raw and a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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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