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July 28, 2010

Shorties (The New Pornographers, A Guns 'N' Roses Memoir, and more)

New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman talks to Boise Weekly.

Steven Adler, the original Guns 'N' Roses drummer, has published a memoir, My Appetite for Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N’ Roses.

The Huffington Post interviews author James Hynes.

BlackBook interviews Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss about her girl group past.

The longlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize has been announced.

Author Belle Boggs lists some of her favorite books and stories with The Book Lady's Blog.

Paste interviews Weird Al Yankovic about his forthcoming children's book, When I Grow Up.

Cracked lists six great novels that were hated i their time.

MusicVagabond lists its favorite albums of 2010 so far.

Carl Hiassen talks to Morning Edition about his new novel, Star Island.

As part of its Gig Alerts feature, every day WNYC features several free and legal mp3s from bands playing New York City shows.

At Need to Know, Jessa Crispin lists "bright books for dark times."

The Guardian lists 10 of the best nameless protagonists in literature.

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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