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September 20, 2010

Shorties (Deerhunter, Roald Dahl, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Deerhunter album, Halcyon Digest (out September 28th).

Donald Sturrock talks to Morning Edition about his new biography of Rald Dahl, Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl. An excerpt from the book is also presented.

The A.V. Club interviews Jeremy Gara and Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire.

Flavorwire examines author photograph cliches.

The A.V. Club lists 18 songs about complicated sibling relationships.

HTMLGIANT lists literary dopplegangers.

The longlist for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Canadian novels has been released.

Muzzle of Bees shares a compilation of New Zealand music.

The Globe and Mail lists 10 books you have to read this fall.

OMD's Andy McCluskey talks to BBC News about the band's reunion.

At The Book Lady's Blog, author Gina Welch shares a list of the books she loves.

BBC News interviews former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry about his musical influences.

Jenny and Johnny visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Drowned in Sound interviews OK Go's Damian Kulash.

Cover Freak is an mp3 blog dedicated to cover songs.

Weekend Edition interviews authors Jessica Francis Kane and Susanna Daniel about the process of writing their first novels.

Win a copy of Roger Ebert's new book, The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker, 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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