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September 4, 2010

Shorties (Radiohead, Anthony Bourdain, and more)

Radiohead released a fan-made concert film of the band's August 23, 2009 Prague performance.


The Irish Times profiles Anthony Bourdain and his new book, Medium Raw.


The Financial Times profiles author Gary Shteyngart.

Gary Shteyngart is one of those rare writers who is as funny and resplendent in person as he is on the page. Which does make one wonder how he gets his motivation to write, since he could just sit around having lunch. Before we are finished he will put on several different accents – Italian, Russian and a couple of others – invent six different characters and speak for them, and neatly cycle through several comic motifs, so it will kind of feel, by the time we leave the restaurant, as if I have just put down a lively short story.


Salon examines the forces that caused Paste magazine's demise.


The Independent examines how an excerpt from a new translation of Emma Bovary came to be printed in Playboy.


Pop & Hiss lists twelve L.A. indie music labels you should know.


The Sydney Morning Herald offers a travel guide to New York City locations made famous in comics.


Emma Donoghue talks to the Globe and Mail about her novel, Room.


On sale at Amazon MP3: Teenage Fanclub's latest album Shadows for $2.99.


Robot 6 interviews comics artist Dean Haspiel.


Out later this month: The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography.


Flavorwire lists five great music magazines to ease the pain of losing Paste.


The Guardian lists 10 of the best religious zealots in literature.


WXPN is streaming a live performance by singer-songwriter Birdie Busch.


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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