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August 29, 2010

Shorties (Punk Posters, William Gibson, and more)

The Observer shares a gallery of punk music posters.

The Observer interviews author William Gibson about his relationship with technology.

The Guardian reviews a recent Libertines reunion show.

The Philadelphia Inquirer notes the continued literary and social importance of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird fifty years after its original publication.

Paste lists five albums that "celebrate New Orleans and its indomitable music."

The winners of comics' 2010 Harvey Awards have been announced.

Author Sebastian Faulks talks technology and stage adaptations with the Telegraph.

Swear I'm Not Paul has compiled an exhaustive list of free and legal mp3 downloads by Irish bands.

In the Chicago Sun-Times, Mark Athitakis reviews Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Freedom.

The Miami Herald also reviews the book.

Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples talk to the Chicago Sun-Times about Staples' new Tweedy-produced album, You Are Not Alone (out September 14th).

Financial Times examines the creative writing process behind television dramas like The Wire.

The Guardian profiles 4AD as the indie record label celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Flavorwire lists worthwhile modern political memoirs.

Win all three books in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) 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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