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September 17, 2010

Shorties (Is Lady Gaga a Feminist Icon?, Chris Adrian, and more)

Two Guardian writers debate the question, "Is Lady Gaga a feminist icon?".

Rivka Galchen interviews author Chris Adrian at Work in Progress.

Work in Progress also interviews Destroyer's Dan Bejar and has Thermals drummer Westin Glass pair albums with novels.

The Arizona Republic interviews Pixies drummer David Lovering about the band's Doolittle album.

Pavement's Bob Nastanovich talks to the Boston Herald about the band's reunion tour.

The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn puts her iPod on shuffle for the Boston Globe.

The Huffington Post lists 12 game changers in publishing.

CultureMob lists the greatest novels of the past 100 years.

Stacked Up is a website where writers show off their bookshelves.

Verbicide interviews the Vivian Girls.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews author Maile Meloy today.

Marie Claire lists poems for any stage of a love affair.

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway talks to the Independent about his new solo album, Familial.

The New Yorker shares a new short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Hypebot lists 12 books that the record industry needs to read.

The NEA lists 50 multicultural books every child should read.

TechCrunch profiles the streaming music blog aggregator, Shuffler.

Anthony Bourdain talks to Now Toronto about his forthcoming graphic novel.

I’ve got a graphic novel I’m doing with DC Comics called Get Gyro in the pipeline for next year. I describe it as Yojimbo meets Big Night and Babette's Feast, an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana.

Screen Junkies reports that Edward James Olmos is planning a graphic novel sequel to the Battlestar Galactica television series.

FiveBooks lists the top five books on the history of Iraq.

Win the new Robert Plant album, Band of Joy, as well as Low's The Great Destroyer album in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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