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November 6, 2010

Shorties (R.E.M., Saul Bellow, and more)

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills talks to Rolling Stone about the band's new album, Collapse Into Now.

The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal review the new book, Saul Bellow: Letters.

The Guardian explores the history of legendary Chess Records.

Library of the Early Mind is a documentary that examines the impact and art of children's literature.

Flavorwire lists 12 great musical performances from the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba.

The Guardian lists 10 of the best zoos in literature.

Dean Wareham talks to the San Francisco Chronicle about performing Galaxie 500 songs on is current tour.

The Chicago Tribune profiles playwright, author, and actor Sam Shepard.

musicOMH interviews singer-songwriter David Sylvian.

The New York Daily News interviews Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim about the band's new album, Sidewalks.

Author Sara Gruen lists her favorite books at The Week.

At Spin, author Neil Gaiman profiles Amanda Palmer and the Dresden Dolls.

Dennis Lehane talks to the Wall Street Journal about his new novel, Moonlight Mile.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Band of Horses' 10-track Everything All the Time album.

Books Worth Reading shares a dystopian reading list.

As I Turn the Pages interviews Laura Grodstein about her novel, A Friend of the Family.

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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)
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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