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November 7, 2010

Shorties (Tracy Bonham, Stephen King, and more)

Weekend Edition interviews singer-songwriter Tracy Bonham about her new album, Masts of Manhatta.


The Telegraph reviews Stephen King's new book, Full Dark, No Stars.

Full Dark, No Stars is an extraordinary collection, thrillingly merciless, and a career high point.


The Albany Times Union lists 10 Saturday morning cartoons based on rock musicians.


The Chicago Tribune recommends five books about roller derby.


The Orange County Register lists 10 great songs about sleeping in.


France Today profiles French cartoonist Joann Sfar.


The Denver Post examines the television show Yo Gabba Gabba's appeal to both children and parents (in large part to the indie rock musical guests).


The Seattle Times reviews several new coffee table books on music.


In the New York Times, author Antonya Nelson discusses living in a ghost town.


Spool Going Round reviews popular music magazines.


Author Monique Truong interviews herself at The Nervous Breakdown, and shares an excerpt from her novel, Bitter in the Mouth.


The Nervous Breakdown excerpts from Sung J. Woo's novel, Everything Asian.


On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Teenage Fanclub's classic Bandwagonesque album.


Author Pat Conroy talks to Weekend Edition about his new memoir, My Reading Life.


Win the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World DVD 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)

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists

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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