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October 3, 2010

Shorties (Superchunk, Kazuo Ishiguro, and more)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! interviews Mac McCaughan of Superchunk.

Kazuo Ishiguro talks to the Seattle Times about the film adaptation of his novel, Never Let Me Go.

The Boston Globe interviews author Elif Batuman.

Time Out Chicago interviews singer-songwriter Elizabeth Mitchell of the duo Ida.

The Washington Post examines the "classical crossover" music genre.

Time profiles legendary songstress Mavis Staples.

Staples talks to the Philadelphia Inquirer about collaborating with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on her new album, You Are Not Alone.

The Montreal Gazette lists the top 100 songs by Canadians.

Salon examines the legacy of Charles Schultz's Peanuts comic strip.

NPR reviews Charles Yu's innovative novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. An excerpt is also shared.

Read Yu's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the book.

All Things Considered interviews Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

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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