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September 5, 2010

Shorties (Michael Gira, Anthony Bourdain's Graphic Novel, and more)

Michael Gira talks to the New York Times about the Swans reunion.

The Omaha World-Herald interviews Anthony Bourdain about his new book, Medium Raw, and forthcoming graphic novel.

Q: Any other projects in the works?

A: I have a graphic novel coming out next year with DC Comics. I think it's going to be called “Get Gyro.” It's about ultraviolent food nerds. It's a gourmet slaughterfest, sort of like “Fistful of Dollars” meets “Eat Drink Man Woman.”

The Answer Sheet examines how dark fiction affects teen brains.

The Los Angeles Times profiles Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

The Observer interviews Queen guitarist Brian May about daguerreotypes, astronomy and blogging.

Apple 2.0 asks the question, "Can Ping be saved?".

Filmmaker Tran Anh Hung discusses his film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood with Speakeasy.

The Comet lists the 20 ultimate summer songs for Labor Day weekend.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic series is being adapted into a television show.

Robert Plant talks to the New York Times about his new solo album, Band of Joy (out September 14th).

The Books talk to All Things Considered about their new album, The Way Out.

Win a copy of Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation 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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