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November 9, 2010

Shorties (Keith Richards, Paul Auster, and more)

At NPR, Michael Schaub reviews Keith Richards' new memoir, Life. An excerpt is also presented.

The A.V. Club interviews Paul Auster about his new novel, Sunset Park.

Yesterday's updates to the list of online "best books of 2010" lists included Publishers Weekly's top books for adults and children as well as their cookbooks of the year.

The Daily Iowan profiles singer-songwriter Ben Weaver.

For musician Ben Weaver, mirepoix isn't just a culinary term for the mixture of celery, carrots, and onions. It's also the name of his newest album, Mirepoix & Smoke, which is based on the artist's experience working in the restaurant business.

Jewcy features video of a conversation between authors Ben Greenman and Elif Batuman.

The Guardian profiles Pulp as the band prepares for its 2011 reunion tour dates.

The Frisky shares a firsthand account of Ladies Rock Camp.

The A.V. Club interviews Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout about the band's new album, Let’s Change The World With Music.

PopMatters takes a detailed look at Modest Mouse's 1997 album, The Lonesome Crowded West track-by-track.

20 defining novels about New York.

Flavorwire shares a brief visual history of Riot Grrrl zines.

The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor review the new book, Saul Bellow: Letters.

The Walrus Blog lists imitators of Bellow's fiction.

Crave lists 10 albums worth a second listen.

Warren Ellis explains what comics can do (that films cannot).

Metro Canada interviews Bryan Lee O'Malley about his Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels and their film adaptation.

Rosanne Cash talks to the San Francisco Chronicle about her memoir, Composed.

Nora Ephron talks to Morning Edition about her new essay collection, I Remember Nothing (an excerpt is also shared).

The Daily Cross Hatch continues its interview with cartoonist Jaime Hernandez.

Win the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World DVD 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)

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
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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)
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