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October 2, 2010

Shorties (Liz Phair, Salman Rushdie's Novel for Teens, and more)

Las Vegas Weekly interviews singer-songwriter Liz Phair.

Phair also wrote an editorial about nineties nostalgia for the Wall Street Journal this week.

Salman Rushdie talks to the Guardian about his new novel for teenagers, Luka and the Fire of Life.

At BlackBook, Deerhunter's Bradford Cox writes about designing show flyers.

The Guardian lists 10 of the best vendettas in literature.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks to local bands about how they came up with their names.

The Montreal Gazette profiles singer-songwriter Marnie Stern.

"It's holding me back to be put in the niche of female guitarist. I want to be as credible as (indie-folk harpist) Joanna Newsom and other musicians who are really skilled, but people don't focus on the instrument as much. Unfortunately, it might be the kind of thing where I'm pretty good, but other people aren't doing it, (so I get more attention)."

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The New York Times profiles Mad magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee.

The New York Public Library shares a Mad Men reading list of books mentione don the television series.

io9 lists 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Belle and Sebastian's 13-track The Life Pursuit album.

The Nels Cline Singers play a Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz session.

Heard Mentality interviews Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors about the band's success.

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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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