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August 2, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New Arcade Fire Album, Gary Shteyngart, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs (out tomorrow).

Pitchfork reviewed the album, giving it an 8.6.


Prospero reviews Gary Shteyngart's new novel, Super Sad Love Story.

As we'd expect from Mr Shteyngart, the novel is self-aware, winkingly florid and hilarious.

Last week, Shteyngart guest-blogged at the Powell's Books Blog.


Undertheradar interviews Broken Social Scene's Andrew Whiteman.


The New Yorker features a new short story by David Bezmozgis.


Gibson lists the best albums of 2010 (so far).


In the Los Angeles Times, Ed Park reviews Dash Shaw's latest graphic novel, Bodyworld.


Spontaneous Emotion examines the psychology behind the appeal of silly love songs.


New York Magazine profiles local NYC independent bookstores.


Consequence of Sound profiles Meric Long of the Dodos.


The Newark Star-Ledger explores Ridgewood, New Jersey's surprisingly hip indie rock scene.


The Independent notes that popular summer reading seems to have gotten smarter.



The Smoking Section lists 75 of 2010's great songs.


The August issue of Bookslut is online.


Comedian Stewart Lee talks to the Observer about the hazards of collecting comics, books, vinyl, and CDs.


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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