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February 26, 2011

Shorties (Jazz Covers of Radiohead, Literary Controversies, and more)

A Blog Supreme streams a collection of jazz covers of Radiohead songs.


The Telegraph lists recent literary controversies.


The Georgia Straight profiles the Concretes.

The most striking thing about the Concretes fourth and latest album, WYWH , is the way the Swedish collective manages to sound both inescapably bummed out and thrilled about life. Reached at her mom’s house in Stockholm, the band’s thoughtful singer Lisa Milberg acknowledges that she’s more than aware of this dichotomy, mostly because it’s an accurate representation of who she is as a person.


Robot 6 shares a test film from an abandoned film adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel The Adventures of Kavailer and Clay.


The Guardian interviews Pulp's Richard Hawley.


The Irish Times examines the difficulties in translating Flann O'Brien's novels to the stage.


The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Michael Gira of Swans.


The Guardian lists 12 of the best new novelists.


Roger Taylor recounts the early days of Queen in the Telegraph.


The Book Case interviews Tea Obreht about her new novel, The Tiger's Wife.


The dates for the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival have been named, July 15-17th.


The Millions glowingly reviews Marcy Dermansky's novel Bad Marie.


RandBall lists the top 10 songs played at major league sports events in the U.S. last year.


Genreville lists online sources for free and legal science fiction and fantasy books, stories, and podcasts.


Spin lists 35 must-hear acts at SXSW Music.


At The Browser, author Ben Greenman lists five great books about New York.


Monkey See lists the most promising 2011 book-to-film adaptations.


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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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