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August 9, 2010

Shorties (Girl-Friendly Pop Stars, Daniel Alarcon, and more)



The Riff lists girl-friendly pop stars.


The New Yorker features fiction by Daniel Alarcon.


American Songwriter interviews Samantha Crain.


Five Chapters is serializing an excerpt from Matthew Sharpe's excellent new novel, You Were Wrong.


The New Statesman examines the poetry of pop music lyrics.


Slate's readers recommend summer reading for U.S. president Barack Obama.


Nerve interviews The Books.


The A.V. Club lists 25 songs about outdated (and soon to be outdated) technology.


Ben Greenman shares snippets from Favre! The Musical.


Albums on sale at Amazon MP3:

The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs for $3.99
EELS' End Times for $3.99
Megadeath's Endgame for $3.99
Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga for $3.99

Over 1,000 albums on sale for $5.


At Tablet, Rachel Shukert reads from her new memoir, Everything Is Going to Be Great.


NPR is streaming the new album by Ray LaMontagne, God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise.


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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