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September 15, 2010

Shorties (New Pornographers, Jonathan Ames, and more)

Calvin College cancels a New Pornographers show due to concerns about the band's name.

At Salon, Jonathan Ames explains how he made the transition to television writer.

Dose interviews Black Mountain's Stephen McBean about the band's new album, Wilderness Heart.

PopMatters profiles Metric's Emily Haines.

Author Koren Zailckas shares a music playlist with Paper Cuts.

Flavorwire lists this generation's preppiest writers.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Ratatat's 12-track LP4 album.

Muzzle of Bees shares mp3s of Nirvana's BBC sessions.

At Techland, Douglas Wolk lists 10 books to buy from Top Shelf and Drawn & Quarterly's current comics sales.

NPR is streaming last night's Washington performance by Of Montreal.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune previews fall's fiction releases.

At The Line of Best Fit, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir's Elia Einhorn interviews singer-songwriter Jon Langford.

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.

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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