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October 8, 2010

Shorties (Guided By Voices, Philip Roth, and more)

The Chicago Tribune interviews Tobin Sprout about the Guided By Voices reunion tour.


Esquire explains why Philip Roth deserves the Nobel Prize for literature.


DC9 at Night interviews Matt & Kim's Matt Johnson.


The Economist examines the current state of the music industry.


NYU Local lists five essential comics for the college reader.


Spoonfed interviews Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner.


PopMatters excerpts from Sean Wilentz's new book, Dylan in America.


Morning Edition interviews Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch about the band's new album, Write About Love.


io9 explores the "strange universe of novelty science fiction records."


Currency from Amex interviews author Charles Yu.


Pam Shaffer's new album As We Are is based on the 1930's diaries of author Anais Nin.


The Boston Phoenix examines the rise in popularity of literary tattoos.


Speakeasy interviews John Waters about his new book, Role Models.


Band of Horses is releasing a split single with Cee Lo that features the University of Georgia marching band.


The New York Times notes the decline in sales of picture books for children.


Win my 30GB generation 5.5 iPod 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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