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February 9, 2011

Shorties (John Vanderslice, Literature's Gender Gap, and more)

At The Bay Bridged, singer-songwriter John Vanderslice offers tips on getting by in San Francisco.

At Salon, Laura Miller explores literature's gender gap.

Muzzle of Bees interviews Deerhoof guitarist Ed Rodriguez about the band's new album, Deerhoof vs. Evil.

Flavorwire lists literary outlaws.

Bloodshot Records offers a free and legal 11-track Lonely Hearts Valentine's Day Sampler album at Amazon MP3.

The Huffington Post interviews former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke.

The Washington Post interviews Clare Vanderpool, who won the 2011 Newbery Medal for her children's book, Moon Over Manifest.

Boise Weekly profiles Ivan & Aloysha.

Ivan & Alyosha have a folk, pop, Americana, indie rock and country sound--but above all else, the Seattle quartet tap into a sound and feeling that is wholly rooted in the warm, rainy embrace of the Pacific Northwest. The band's new EP, Fathers Be Kind (Missing Piece Records) was recorded in a barn just 30 miles north of Seattle. The EP highlights Wilson's rich vocals with acoustic arrangements that span between back wood romps and introspective ballads, and keenly penned lyrics about love, nature and spirituality.

The Washington Post recommends five books for Valentine's Day.

USA Today profiles several authors successfully self-publishing e-books.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for 99 cents: the 4-track Dharohar Project, Laura Marling, and Mumford & Sons EP.

The Vine interviews cartoonist Shaun Tan about his Oscar nomination.

Author Adam Haslett shares five powerful literary characters with the Vintage Books & Anchor Books Reading Group Center.

All Things Considered interviews Over the Rhine.

At The Rumpus, Deb Olin Unferth shares the dates and locations where she wrote her new memoir, Revolution.

Drowned in Sound interviews LAKE singer Elijah Moore.

HTMLGIANT interviews Jesse Ball about his forthcoming novel, The Curfew.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Ben Tarnoff's new book, Moneymakers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters.

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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
Online "Best Music 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)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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