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September 27, 2010

Shorties (Stream New Albums By Sufjan Stevens, Nick Hornby & Ben Folds, and more)

At NPR, stream the new Sufjan Stevens album, The Age of Adz (out October 12th).

Author Nick Hornby talks songwriting with the Telegraph.

The biggest gratification for Hornby was the immediacy of the process. "Most of the things I do take two years or five years but you can write a song in a day, so the sense of accomplishment was tremendous."

Stream Lonely Avenue (out tomorrow), the album featuring Hornby's lyrics and Ben Folds' music at MySpace.

CNN profiles Nigeria's talented young writers.

The Big Issue profiles the reunited Vaselines.

CultureMob lists five books that made successful transitions to television series.

Pitchfork interviews Trent Reznor and David Fincher about the soundtrack to The Social Network.

The New Yorker features a new short story by Sam Lipsyte.

The Austin American-Statesman interviews the editor of the literary magazine American Short Fiction.

The Montreal Gazette profiles Van Dyke Parks.

The Guardian offers a history of the present tense in fiction.

The Wall Street Journal examines the effect of camera phones on the concert experience.

The Guardian reports that author Don DeLillo has won the PEN/Saul Bellow award.

NPR is streaming the new album by the Corin Tucker Band, 1,000 Years.

YourNabe profiles comics artist Dean Haspiel.

Drowned in Sound interviews the members of Grinderman (minus Nick Cave).

TwentyFourBit shares Morrissey's favorite singles.

Digital Music News lists 16 reasons musicians should have their own websites.

The Huffington Post lists 15 iconic movies based on banned books.

Win copies of two of my favorite novels of the year, Exley by Brock Clarke and Room by Emma Donoghue, 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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