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August 21, 2010

Shorties (Zola Jesus, Essential Comic Book Movies, and more)

The Guardian christens Zola Jesus as heralding the "second coming of goth."

Time Out London lists the 50 essential comic book movies, with commentary by Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright.

The Smoking Section lists five comic books you're not too cool to love.

The Free Music Archive now shares 24,238 free and legal mp3s in a wide variety of genres to download and/or stream.

The Washington Post reviews Howard Cruse's seminal graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby.

Singer-songwriter and author Alina Simone writes about changing her name in the New York Times.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook interviews Brian Wilson about his new album, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin.

Persnickety Snark lists the top 100 YA novels.

NPR reviews Rosecrans Baldwin's excellent debut novel, You Lost Me There.

On sale at Amazon MP3: the Bad Brains' 1982 12-track self-titled debut album for $2.99.

The Christian Science Monitor lists five great books about obscure presidents.

Tokyo Police Club visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

David Mitchell talks to Weekend Edition about his latest novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

The New York Times reviews three books recently featured in this blog's Book Notes series, The People Who Watched Her Pass By by Scott Bradfield, Holy Water by James P. Othmer, and What He's Poised to Do by Ben Greenman.

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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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