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October 25, 2010

Shorties (Elvis Costello, Actors Turned Novelists, and more)

Vanity Fair interviews Elvis Costello about his new album, National Ransom (out November 2nd) (and also streams the album).

The Week lists actors turned novelists.

I updated the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads and streams page yesterday (the final update) with the following performances:

Disco Biscuits: 2010-06-12, Bonnaroo [mp3,ogg,flac]
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: 2010-06-11, Bonnaroo [flac]
LCD Soundsystem: 2010-06-11, Bonnaroo [mp3]
Mumford & Sons: 2010-06-12, Bonnaroo [flac]
The National: 2010-06-11, Bonnaroo [mp3,ogg,flac]
Regina Spektor: 2010-06-13, Bonnaroo [flac]
Tokyo Police Club: 2010-06-11, Bonnaroo [mp3,ogg,flac]

The Daily Cardinal interviews Rebecca Skloot about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

At the Guardian Music Blog, Glenn Tilbrook explains why he decided to rerecord the Squeeze back catalog.

Having the recordings of my songs owned forever by someone else, with no chance of getting them back, is a little bit like that. So re-recording them is, thanks to a contractual loophole, a little bit like breaking that proverbial child out of prison. Those songs are free now, and back where they belong.

The Huffington Post profiles singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.

The National Review reviews Learning Curve: 1907–1948, the first volume of William Patterson's Robert Heinlein biography, and notes the science fiction author's political conservatism.

PopMatters is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Radiohead's Kid A album with two weeks of features about the record.

Foreign Policy declares travel writing dead.

On sale for $1.99 at Amazon MP3: The Clientele's Minotaur album.

This Space explores the direction online literary criticism has taken. Conversational Reading responds.

PopMatters interviews legendary music and culture critic Griel Marcus.

Prospect examines what the transition to digital publishing means for writers.

NPR is streaming Brian Eno's new album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea (out November 2nd).

The Book Designer offers publishers and writers tips for getting their books on bookstore shelves.

In the Guardian Music Blog, Rosie Swash says a final goodbye to the Sony Walkman.

Bookgasm lists seven worthwhile new rock and roll books.

In case you missed any Largehearted Boy features last week, I started a weekly wrap-up feature.

Win 14 graphic novels from Top Shelf Comix 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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