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September 8, 2010

Shorties (The xx, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom: The Movie (Rights), and more)

The xx have won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize.

New York Magazine lists the literary fiction titles where producer Scott Rudin owns the film rights, including Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Michael Chabon's The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, and several others.

The Arizona Republic examines how local independent record stores are using social media to connect with their customers.

The Huffington Post reviews Tao Lin's new novel, Richard Yates, and interviews the author.

Gibson lists ten giants of southern rock guitar.

The Irish Times bemoans the omission of Paul Murray's novel Skippy Dies from the Man Booker prize finalist list.

PopMatters interviews Thermals drummer Westin Glass about the band's new album, Personal Life.

Autostraddle previews fall's interesting new books.

Flavorwire lists famous rappers and their 20th century literary counterparts.

No Depression looks back on Erin McKeown's debut album, Distillation, ten years after its initial release.

The Globe and Mail interviews Emma Donoghue about her novel Room, a finalist for the Man Booker prize

Letters of Note posts two letters written by a young Morrissey.

The Guardian interviews Morrissey.

The Guardian reports that scientists have identified the best dance moves for men.

Spin lists the best concerts of the summer.

Author William Gibson talks to Speakeasy about the future of publishing.

The A.V. Club interviews Zooey Deschanel.

BBC 4 interviews author John LeCarre about his new book.

At NPR Music, the Nels Cline Singers play a tiny desk concert.

The Guardian lists the top 10 horror books.

Dinner Party Download interviews Clientele frontman Alasdair MacLean.

Hilary Mantel talks to the Telegraph about winning the 2009 Man Booker prize.

Win a copy of Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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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