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February 16, 2011

Shorties (PJ Harvey, Adrian Tomine, and more)

Fresh Air interviews PJ Harvey about her new album, Let England Shake.

The A.V. Club also interviews Harvey.


At More Intelligent Life, Emily Flake interviews Adrian Tomine about his new graphic novel, Scenes from an Impending Marriage.


Karen Russell talks to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about her new novel, Swamplandia.

"New York is a weird place. I've been here now for seven years, and it still doesn't feel like home," Russell admits. "I think South Florida always will feel that way. It's so weird now that the book is done. It feels a little lonely, because I've been living in that world for so long. I wrote 'Ava Wrestles the Alligator' when I was 22 or 23. These people and that world have been evolving in me for a while. It's such a shift not to be in that world."


Jacket Copy lists the shortlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize.


Paste interviews Michael Benjamin Lerner of Telekinesis.


At Guide to Literary Agents, author Jami Attenberg explains how she found her literary agent.


PopMatters interviews Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies about the band's new album of Vic Chesnutt covers, Demons.


The New York Observer profiles actor/writer James Franco.


Mike D. of the Beastie Boys turns wine critic at James Suckling's blog.


Mutant Funnies is a new daily comics blog.


The lineup for the 2011 Bonnaroo music festival has been announced.

Relive past Bonnaroos with live downloads and streams:

2010 Bonnaroo downloads
2009 Bonnaroo downloads
2008 Bonnaroo downloads
2007 Bonnaroo downloads
2006 Bonnaroo downloads
2005 Bonnaroo downloads


Independent Weekly profiles the Drive-By Truckers.

What's most frustrating about indie rock's general omission of the Truckers is that their career has been more full—and, really, closer to flawless—than almost any other band in the world during the last decade. They've built their own mythology, branding themselves with consistent artwork that gives their Southern scenes visual support.


The Guardian lists the top 10 books written in an author's second language.


Mogwai's Barry Burns shares five myths about being in a band at Drowned in Sound.


The Rumpus interviews Jonathan Evison about his new novel, West of Here.


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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