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February 13, 2011

Shorties (Jessica Lea Mayfield, Alain de Botton, and more)

Weekend Edition interviews Jessica Lea Mayfield about her new album, Tell Me.

In the BBC News Magazine, Alain de Botton explains why books do not prepare us for real love.

The Guardian reports that the Imperial War Museum has offered singer-songwriter the position of "official war song correspondent."

The Guardian also reviews Harvey's new album, Let England Shake.

The Nervous Breakdown book club interviews Caroline Leavitt about her new novel, Pictures of You.

Interview Magazine interviews Jared Swilley of the Black Lips about the band's sixth album, due in April.


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gets winter reading suggestions from local booksellers.

Salon lists 10 Grammy nominees that don't suck.

Lendle is a new online community for sharing Kindle books.

The Telegraph profiles soccer player and music blogger Leighton Baines.

"I'll listen to anything. I've been doing a blog for the club website, which is good because the fans post and tell me to listen to stuff. It's brilliant because I got to talk about music with so many people. Over the last few weeks, once the kids are settled, I'll go through the posts and listen to what is being recommended."

The Guardian bemoans the loss of line editing in publishing.

Teju Cole talks to Weekend Edition about his new novel, Open City. Read an excerpt from the book.

Flavorwire lists 10 bands to "fill the LCD Soundsystem-shaped hole in your heart."

BBC News interviews author Jeanette Winterson.

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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