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September 29, 2010

Shorties (Corin Tucker, Jack Kerouac, and more)

Exclaim interviews Corin Tucker about her new solo album, 1,000 Years (out October 5th).


The Boston Globe examines how Lowell, Massachusetts is celebrating its hometown boy, Jack Kerouac.


In the Guardian, Annabel Lyon lists the top 10 books on the ancient world.


PopMatters interviews Ben Folds about making an album with Nick Hornby.


The Boston Phoenix recommends small press books for fall reading.


The Boston Phoenix profiles the Walkmen.


Gibson chooses the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames' 2035 class of inductees.


The A.V. Club Milwaukee lists five Drive-By Truckers songs that would make great movies.


Jewcy interviews musician and author Mike Edison about his Banned Books Week party.


Rosanne Cash talks to the San Francisco Examiner about her next album.

“Next up is this project with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry — we’re actually making a record together,” she says. “It took me months and months to get my label EMI to give me permission, but they just did. So we’ll be writing and singing together as a trio, and Joe will produce.”


The Telegraph interviews Jonathan Franzen about his new novel, Freedom.


Aquarium Drunkard interviews Danny Seim of Menomena.


New West concludes its interview with author Benamin Percy about his new novel, The Wilding.


The Guardian's Word of Mouth Blog examines novels that create fantasy food well.


At Slate, professional wrestler Mick Foley explains how Tori Amos changed his life.


The Huffington Post lists eight great southern literary places to visit.


On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Superchunk's remastered 12-track No Pocky for Kitty album.


Tablet reviews Adam Levin's debut novel, The Instructions.


Mark Olson visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Win copies of two of my favorite novels of the year, Exley by Brock Clarke and Room by Emma Donoghue, 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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