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February 7, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New PJ Harvey Album, Karen Russell, and more)

NPR is streaming the new PJ Harvey album, Let England Shake (out February 15th).

Also streaming at NPR: Adele's 21 album (out ).

The Bat Segundo Show interviews Karen Russell about her new novel, Swamplandia.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Richard Thompson.

At The Millions, author Emily St. John Mandel discusses bad reviews.

The Independent examines the resurgence of the comedy album.

Mashable lists 10 online resources for free, legal music.

The A.V. Club suggests entry points into the discography of singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman.

MOBYLIVES points out the need for an American Writers Museum.

The A.V. Club lists 12 rock movies that "make their subjects look like dicks."

The February issue of the literary magazine Bookslut is online, and includes interviews with Gina Frangello, Emma Straub, and much more.

Max S. Gerber (The Latest Shot) remembers the early days of the Mountain Goats.

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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)
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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