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August 13, 2010

Shorties (The Baseball Project, David Mitchell, and more)

Scott McCaughey talks to the Jersey Journal about his band, The Baseball Project.

"Not a lot of guys who are really into baseball are also really into indie rock," McCaughey said. "But there’s some crossover, and I think we’ve tapped into that."

The Bat Segundo Show interviews author David Mitchell.

At the Quietus, Jaz Coleman offers a track-by-track guide to the new Killing Joke album, Absolute Dissent.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Band of Horses 12-track Infinite Arms album

Rufus Wainwright visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Flavorwire lists the greatest novellas of all time.

Spin interviews Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.

The Atlantic profiles author Gary Shteyngart.

Drowned in Sound interviews Bloc Party's Kele about his solo album.

The shortlist for the 2010 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize has been announced.

Legendary singer-songwriter Pete Seeger talks to Talk of the Nation about his new kids' album, Tomorrow's Children.

In the Guardian Books podcast, China Mieville lists his six favorite books.

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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