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September 11, 2010

Shorties (Bob Dylan, Literary Pulp Fiction, and more)

The Atlantic explains how Bob Dylan changed the '60s as well as American culture.

Flavorwire lists 10 interesting modern literary takes on pulp fiction.

The Guardian profiles former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins.

The Local interviews Momus about his love for Berlin.

What exactly do expats provide the Berlin scene in terms of music and culture?

Well Berlin is potentially a very provincial city: it doesn’t have the same kind of immigrants as somewhere like London or Paris, and we bring the oxygen of international intellectual energy to Berlin. Berlin is not quite Germany, it’s hovering a little bit above it because it’s so well connected with other places.

NYU Local calls author Tao Lin the "most notable NYU grad NYU hates."

Bowdoin interviews author Brock Clarke.

Slate examines the sad state of hardcover book sales.

Any New Books? is a website that alerts you to newly published books in the genre of your choice.

Time lists five British indie bands to watch.

Flavorwire lists the year's most welcome musical comebacks.

Morning Edition examines the path to publication of Emma Donoghue's Man Booker prize finalist novel, Room. An excerpt from the book is also shared.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Spoon's 11-track Gimme Fiction album.

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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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