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August 11, 2010

Shorties (Arcade Fire, William S. Burroughs, and more)

Filmmaker Vincent Morisset talks to Creative Review about the artwork he provided for the digital version of the Arcade Fire's The Suburbs album.

At the New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones examines the success of the Arcade Fire's The Suburbs album, and its statement about the state of major record labels.

exp etc shares a digital and freely downloadable 3-CD William S. Burroughs anthology, Real English Tea Made Here.

Real English Tea Made Here is an anthology of the cut-up tapes of William S. Burroughs. Containing rare and unpublished material, of over three hours duration, the collection provides a valuable insight into Burroughs' methodology and constitutes an important document of his expansion from cut-ups on paper to vocal permutations and sonic experimentation

Consequence of Sound interviews singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

The Observer is counting down the 50 best cookbooks of all time (with a recipe from each).

PopMatters interviews Tokyo Police Club drummer Greg Alsop.

The Paris Review blog (and its readers) recommend books that will spark conversations on the subway.

Baths' Will Wiesenfeld shares a list of his favorite things with Pitchfork.

The Faster Times responds to the Huffington Post's list of the most overrated contemporary American writers.

The Atlantic recommends The Hype Machine as a music discovery service.

3:AM lists book covers that imitate cigarette packaging.

The Telegraph has celebrities list their favorite summer songs.

The Guardian lists the top 10 war stories in literature.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Tracey Thorn's 11-track Love and Its Opposite album.

Lifehacker compares streaming music services.

At Esquire, Benjamin Percy writes a short story about actor/author James Franco.

NPR recommends three books about the psychedelic counterculture of the 1960s.

Singer-songwriter Sally Seltmann visits World Cafe for an interview and performance.

Win a copy of Scott Pilgrim Volume 6 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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