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July 10, 2010

Shorties (The Arcade Fire, Carol Ann Duffy's World Cup Final Poem, and more)

Reuters profiles the Arcade Fire.

In the Guardian, British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy shares a poem for the soccer World Cup final, "The Shirt."

Bryan Lee O'Malley talks to Bookslut about the forthcoming Scott Pilgrim film as well as the final book in the series.

Arts Desk has several Teenbeat Records artists discuss their favorite releases on the label.

Epicenter interviews Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverman about the current state of the music industry.

Second Act lists one-hit literary wonders.

The Guardian lists the 10 best caves in literature.

The Isthmus Daily Page lists the top 25 Madison, Wisconsin pop albums of all time.

The Ottawa Citizen examines music fans' love/hate relationship with RUSH.

LAist interviews Suzanne Rivecca, author of Death Is Not an Option.

Heard Mentality interviews comics writer Matt Fraction about his musical influences.

The Shortlist for the 2010 Frank O'Connor Short Story Award has been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Belle Boggs and Laura Van Den Berg for making the list.

The Guardian breaks down the list.

At Vulture, Douglas Wolk looks back on 41 years of music critic Robert Christgau's "Consumer Guide."

Weekend Edition profiles the Atlanta Braves' stadium organist, who takes requests during games via Twitter.

The New York Times profiles one writer who hand sells his books on the city's trains.

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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