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September 22, 2010

Shorties (Pavement, Jonathan Ames, and more)

Vulture explains "how Pavement became the greatest band of the nineties this year."

The A.V. Club interviews author and Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames.

PopMatters interviews a comic book store owner about the future of comic stores in the digital era.

The Guardian lists the shortlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize (for writers under 30).

Margaret Cho talks to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News about her new album, Cho Dependent.

Marketing Week examines the increased interaction between brands and bands.

KCRW is streaming all three discs of the deluxe reissue of David Bowie's Station to Station album (out September 28th).

At Pitchfork, Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius lists his favorite things.

Flavorwire lists America's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores.

The A.V. Club interviews the members of Superchunk about the band's new album, Majesty Shredding.

Shelf Talk recommends graphic novels for kids.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Greg Laswell's 14-track Take a Bow album for $2.99.

Fresh Air interviews Rebecca Traiser about her new book, Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything For American Women. An excerpt from the book is also presented.

SaveDelete lists the five best websites to download free and legal concert recordings.

Borders lists the best non-fiction of 2010 so far.

Drowned in Sound talks music and politics with Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire.

One True Thing interviews Susan Henderson about her new novel, Up from the Blue.

All Songs Considered previews fall's music releases.

Terese Svoboda interviews herself at The Nervous Breakdown about her new novel, Pirate Talk or Marmalade.

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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