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September 25, 2010

Shorties (Pavement, Jonathan Franzen, and more)

The Record interviews Fluxblog's Matthew Perpetua about Pavement's five NYC reunion shows.


The Guardian interviews Jonathan Franzen about his new novel, Freedom.

"The categories by which we value fiction are skewed male, and this creates a very destructive disconnect between the critical establishment and the predominantly female readership of novels," he says. "That's inarguable."

The Irish Times reviews the book.


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


The Guardian lists the best disguises in literature.


The Globe and Mail recommends new children's books.


DCist interviews Amy Klein of Titus Andronicus.


The Washington Post reviews Brock Clarke's marvelous new novel, Exley.


Jon Langford talks to Pop & Hiss about his new album, Old Devils.


Pop & Hiss interviews Glasser's Cameron Mesirow about her new album, Ring.


The Learning Network lists 10 ways to celebrate Banned Books Week with the New York Times.


A 1974 Rolling Stone interview between author William S. Burroughs and David Bowie.


The Wall Street Journal offers tips on how to raise boys who read.


Janelle Monae visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Robot 6 offers a primer to the works of cartoonist Kim Deitch.


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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