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October 27, 2010

Shorties (Top Rock Halloween Costumes, Translating Haruki Murakami, and more)

ArtistDirect shares the top 10 rock Halloween costumes.

Akiro Wada Asahi Weekly interviews Jay Rubin about translating the works of Haruki Murakami.

Salon ponders how classic literary characters would have adapted to the digital age.

The Guardian Music Blog shares a soundtrack to the Walkman years,

Dangerous Minds shares Mark E. Smith of the Fall's guide to writing.

Salon previews Barnes and Noble's new color Nook e-reader.

The Rochester City Newspaper and the Boston Phoenix interview Matt & Kim.

NPR Music shares a playlist of songs for fall.

Fresh Air interviews neurologist Oliver Sacks about his new book, The Mind's Eye. An excerpt from the book is also shared.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99:

Ray Charles' last album, Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters.
Groove Armada's album, Black Light

T-shirt of the day: Out of Print's "To Kill a Mockingbird"

All Songs Considered and Flavorwire recap the CMJ Music Marathon.

Phantogram visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Win 14 graphic novels from Top Shelf Comix 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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