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September 7, 2010

Shorties (Weezer, The Man Booker Prize Shortlist, and more)

Weezer is streaming their new album, Hurley, on MySpace.

The shortlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize has been announced, and contains the following novels:

Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier in America
Emma Donoghue's Room
Damon Galgut's In a Strange Room
Howard Jacobson's The Finkler Question
Andrea Levy's The Long Song
Tom McCarthy's C

Dazed Digital shares an exclusive mixtape by Fever Ray.

Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake talks to PopMatters about the band's twenty year history.

The Herald reviews Alice Echols' book, Disco and the Remaking of American Culture.

Skiddle profiles singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose.

The September issue of Bookslut is online, and contains interviews with authors Rachel Shukert and Lee Rourke.

The Arizona Republic interviews Rick Moody about his new novel, Four Fingers of Death.

Five Chapters is serializing a new story by Jessica Francis Kane.

At The Morning News, Kane shares an essay about gardening.

Cinematical lists the best songs inspired by movies.

At All Things Considered, author Gary Shteyngart shares his love for the science fiction novel Zardoz.

What's Zardoz about? I have no idea. By any measure of logic, it makes absolutely no sense. But like every other piece of 1970s science fiction writing, it was set in a post-apocalyptic world, a future where my Hebrew school in Queens had thankfully been blown to smithereens. A world I could really fall in love with.

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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