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September 26, 2010

Shorties (John Lennon, Jonathan Franzen, and more)

The Observer examines the legacy of John Lennon.


Salon interviews Jonathan Franzen about his new novel, Freedom.

What do you think of the phrase "Franzenfreude"?

I think in German it literally means "joy in Franzen." But I'm no stranger to literary envy and am in no position to deplore it in others.


In the Louisville Courier-Journal, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn shares his musical influences.


Ology lists five essential albums for autumn.


Woork Up explains why record labels and traditional media still matter.


The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to local bands about the tactics they use to get exposure for their music.


CultureMap talks to an independent filmmaker about the difficulty in finding music for his film.


A Journey Round My Skull is a blog dedicated to images and illustrations from old books.


The Observer interviews Carl Barat of the Libertines.


FictFact lists fiction book series titles in order.


Weekend Edition profiles author Per Petterson and his excellent novel, I Curse the River of Time. An excerpt from the book is also presented.


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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