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August 1, 2010

Shorties (Conor Oberst, Tom McCarthy, and more)

Conor Oberst talks to the Omaha World-Herald about the one-off Desaparecidos reunion.

Tom McCarthy talks to the Observer about his smart new novel, C.

"The avant garde can't be ignored, so to ignore it – as most humanist British novelists do – is the equivalent of ignoring Darwin. Then you're just a creationist. It's ostrich-like. It needs to be worked through – which is not the same thing as imitation."

The Scotsman reviews Anthony Bourdain's new book, Medium Raw.

Weekend Edition interviews Arthur Allen about his new book, Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Interpol's 11-track Turn on the Bright Lights album for $3.99.

The Observer explores the resurgence of experimental fiction.

Flavorwire explores the secret life of indie rock in the online game Second Life.

The Guardian lists 10 of the best dragons in literature.

Win the Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and the Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa box set from the Criterion Collection 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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