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October 19, 2010

Shorties (Bryan Ferry, Why Actors Write Fiction, and more)

NPR is streaming Bryan Ferry's new album, Olympia (out October 25th).

Newsweek lists five reasons why actors write fiction.

Singer-songwriter Isobel Campbell talks to Turn It Up about her frequent collaborations with Mark Lanegan.

"The women are usually 'the voice' and the guy is usually the svengali, but in this relationship I'm kind of like the man," Campbell says with a laugh. "Mark and I respect each other a lot. He pushes me, challenges me, and I push back. In a sick way, I enjoy that."

Peter Bauer of the Walkmen talks to the Louisville Courier-Journal about the perils of setlist writing.

The Temple News interviews Matt & Kim's Matt Johnson.

At 17 Dots, Jami Attenberg interviews Maile Meloy.

How To Act Bad is a documentary being filmed about the life of singer-songwriter Adam Green.

Pop Candy offers excerpts from the new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Prince.

The Guardian Music Blog previews Pete Doherty's new jewelry collection, Albion Trinkets.

The New Yorker features a new short story by David Means.

The Red and Black profiles Athens' venerable 40 Watt music club.

Koreanish offers a primer on teaching graphic novels.

NPR is streaming video of a recent Jonsi performance.

Jonathan Franzen lists his favorite books at Oprah.

The Guardian Books Blog examines how author visits to elementary school are inspiring young readers.

BeatCrave lists the best free music sites on the web.

The Reagan Arthur Books Blog interviews author Emma Straub.

Win a copy of Bob Dylan's The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9) album 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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