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October 23, 2010

Shorties (Best Coast, Antonya Nelson, and more)

The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino.

NPR reviews (and excerpts from) Antonya Nelson's new novel, Bound.

The Vancouver Sun interviews M. Ward about She & Him, his band with Zooey Deschanel.

The Los Angeles Times reviews Michael Cunningham's new novel, By Nightfall.

The LimeWire Music Blog interviews ex-Replacements manager Peter Jesperson about the glory days of the Minneapolis music scene.

A photographer went to North Korea and recreated panels from Guy Delisle's graphic novel, Pyongyang. (via)

Make Major Moves interviews Surfer Blood frontman J.P. Pitts.

The National Post reviews Tao Lin's latest novel, Richard Yates.

The Asheville Citizen-Times profiles Band of Horses.

The Chicago Tribune lists great collections of literary letters, including my personal favorite, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Cure's 17-track Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album.

In the Guardian, Martin Amis reviews the new book Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica.

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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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