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February 15, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Low Anthem Album, Joyce Carol Oates, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Low Anthem album, Smart Flesh (out February 22nd).

Joyce Carol Oates talks to USA Today about her new memoir, A Widow's Story.

NPR reviews the book.

The Montreal Gazette examines the Arcade Fire's Grammy win for best album.

NPR is streaming Julianna Barwick's new album, The Magic Place (out February 22nd).

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: the new Bright Eyes album, The People's Key.

Singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

David Levithan talks to All Things Considered about his new novel, The Lover's Dictionary. An excerpt is also shared.

Read Levithan's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the book.

Actress Judi Dench talks to the New York Times about her new book, And Furthermore.

Singer-songwriter Adele plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

At The Millions, Bill Morris debates whether or not to write blurbs.

The February edition of the Music Alliance Project has been posted, and includes 33 songs from 33 countries by 33 music bloggers.

Booklicious transforms famous authors into Lego characters. (via)

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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