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September 19, 2010

Shorties (Liz Phair; Nick Hornby and Ben Folds; and more)

American Songwriter interviews Liz Phair.

Nick Hornby and Ben Folds talk to the Guardian about their collaborative music album, Lonely Avenue.

Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs shares her influences with the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Mark Athitakis’ American Fiction Notes interviews Benjamin Percy about his new novel, The Wilding.

Spool Going Round interviews Screaming Females' Jarrett Dougherty.

CultureMob lists the top five dive bar sing along songs.

The Kansas City Star reviews Antonya Nelson's new novel, Bound.

The Wall Street Journal examines the trend in online matchmaking sites that utilize literary preference as a tool.

Aquarium Drunkard shares mp3s of J. Tillman covering Neil Young's Tonight's the Night album in its entirety.

The Atlantic interviews Robert Kirkman of Image Comics about the current state of the graphic novel.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The New Pornographers' 12-track album Together.

36 Pages is a fascinating blog about children's picture books.

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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