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October 20, 2010

Shorties (Liz Phair, Charles Burns, and more)

Spin interviews singer-songwriter Liz Phair.

Comic Book Resources interviews Charles Burns about his new graphic novel, X'ed Out.

CBR News: Typically the first question is, "What is the book about?" Someone asked me that about "X'ed Out," and I said the best comparison I could think of was "Tintin" meets "Black Hole."

Charles Burns: There's a little bit of that. There's certainly a very strong Herge influence. If you just think of the Franco-Belgian style of creating comic albums in that format, the way those European make them which is the 64 pages, 48 pages. A hardbound albums with continuing characters. I was one of those rare kids of my generation who grew up reading Tintin and it had a very profound effect on me, so this is the way that I can kind of reflect on that and play with some of those ideas.

The National Post interviews author Yann Martel.

Bioephemera is a blog about the intersection of biology and art.

PopMatters interviews Kraftwerk's Michael Rother.

The National Post interviews author Tao Lin.

Dose lists the top 10 zombie music videos.

At the Guardian, author Charles Yu lists his 10 favorite time travel books.

At MBV Music, Matt LeMay explores living in the age of art vs. content.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: MGMT's Congratulations album.

HearYa lists its favorite concert poster designers.

Drowned in Sound profiles 10 up and coming Glasgow bands.

Flavorwire lists the toughest moms in rock music.

At the Telegraph, Adrian Hon warns about the future of book piracy.

Stream five songs from the forthcoming 7-disc Orange Juice box set, Coals to Newcastle (out November 22nd).

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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