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August 15, 2010

Shorties (Arcade Fire, Haruki Murakami, and more)

The New York Times examines the unlikely popular success of the Arcade Fire.

The Japan Times reviews Haruki Murakami's latest novel, 1Q84 Book 3.

Ology culls dating advice from Ben Gibbard's lyrics.

TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek talks to Billboard about his solo work.

The Observer profiles Jonathan Franzen and his new novel, Freedom.

The Oregonian reviews Rosanne Cash's new memoir, Composed.

Guided walking tours of literary London.

Apartment Therapy explains how to turn your paperback books into hardbacks.

Light from a Dead Star is a fan site for the band Lush.

Read an excerpt from Carl Hiassen's new novel, Star Island.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and the Friday Night Lights : Season Four DVD 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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