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October 16, 2010

Shorties (Sufjan Stevens, Howard Jacobson, and more)

The Atlanic Wire rounds up reviews of Sufjan Stevens' new album, The Age of Adz.


Time interviews Booker prize winning author Howard Jacobson.


Blue Giant visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Guardian lists 10 of the best taxis in literature.


The Guardian profiles author Stieg Larsson.


Girl-wonder.org is a "collection of sites dedicated to female characters and creators in mainstream comics."


The New York Times profiles author Dinaw Mengestu.


The Economist examines what sectors are making money for the music industry.


My nomination for most beautifully designed and produced book of the year is the Library of America's Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts.


On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run album.


Tablet reviews David Grossman's grand novel, To the End of the Land.


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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