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February 21, 2011

Shorties (Stream Lucinda Williams' New Album, Literary Novels for Genre Readers, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Lucinda Williams album, Blessed (out March 1st).


SF Signal lists 10 literary novels for genre readers.


Flavorwire shares a video timeline of singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum's return to the limelight.


The New York Journal of Books reviews Emma Straub's new short story collection, Other People We Married.

First, some simple truths: Emma Straub is the real deal: a writer whose gift it is to take the ordinary and, through the selection of perfectly telling details and sublime and sometimes brutal observations ("Sometimes it was best to let people believe what they want to about themselves, especially Franny, who was held together with barbed wire and a thick coating of cream-cheese frosting.") transforms her material into the extraordinary.


Singer-songwriter Rose Melberg talks to Exclaim about her latest project, the band Brave Irene.


PopMatters interviews Tim Booth of James.


Pop & Hiss shares the best of the dancing Thom Yorke mashups (so far).


The Record points out where to buy music to get more money to musicians.


The New York Times ponders the future of margin scribbling in an era of digital books.


The New Yorker reviews Teju Cole's new novel, Open City.


On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Caribou's Swim Remixes album.


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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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