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February 14, 2011

Shorties (Radiohead, Roberto Bolano, and more)

Radiohead announced it will release its new album, The King of Limbs Saturday. Preorder now.

The Guardian reports that a lost Roberto Bolano novel will be serialized by the Paris review this spring.

NPR is streaming the new DeVotchKa album, 100 Lovers (out February 22nd).

The Independent examines the history of literary love letters, and wonders if they can survive in the digital age.

The Guardian interviews the head of Universal Records' UK division about the state of the music industry.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Luke Doucet.

Jacket Copy interviews Jonathan Lethem about his move to Southern california.

Flavorwire lists 10 great 21st-century drug albums.

Paper Trails interviews Jess Row about his new short story collection, Nobody Ever Gets Lost.

The Millions reviews Patton Oswalt's essay collection, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.

Five Chapters is serializing a new story by Lynne Tillman this week.

Stuart Brathwaite lists 10 songs that influenced Mogwai at Drowned in Sound.

Stephen Amidon talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart.

The Boston Globe also interviews the author.

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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