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August 7, 2010

Shorties (Bjork, Overrated Contemporary American Writers, and more)

All Things Considered interviews Bjork.

At the Huffington Post, Anis Shivani lists the 15 most overrated contemporary American writers.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Spoon's 10-track Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga album for $3.99.

In the Guardian, author Tom McCarthy lists the top 10 European modernists in literature.

The Guardian lists 10 of the best motorbikes in literature.

At Three Guys One Book, author Jonathan Evison lists the books that made him fall in love with reading.

Spinner interviews Mavis Staples about singing political songs.

The Guardian interviews Bret Easton Ellis about his latest novel, Imperial Bedrooms.

SF Weekly lists 10 places they are tired of seeing bands pose for publicity photos.

At GQ, Teddy Wayne interviews "the least twee McSweeney's writer ever" John Brandon.

Crimefighter, author, and frequent Largehearted Boy contributor Jami Attenberg recounts the story of her stolen bike and its prompt return.

Amanda Palmer's album Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele is still a digital bargain at only 84 cents.

All Things Considered reviews Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Freedom.

The Independent reviews Wesley Stace's new novel, Charles Jessold, Considered as Murderer.

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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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