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March 6, 2011

Shorties (DeVotchKa, Tea Obreht, and more)

American Songwriter interviews DeVotchKa frontman Nick Urata.

Tea Obreht talks to Weekend Edition about her new novel, The Tiger's Wife. An excerpt is also presented. recommends a playlist of wakeup songs for the space shuttle's final mission.

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe talks to the Guardian about the band's new album, Collapse into Now (out March 8th).

The Independent reviews Steve Hely's novel, How I Became a Famous Novelist.

The publishing industry is ripe for satire. Precious literary authors, cynical bestseller-writers, clueless editors, hapless marketing staff, sycophantic hangers-on and vindictive book reviewers could all do with the rug being pulled out from under them – something which Steve Hely does here with gleeful abandon.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Hole's Live Through This album.

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks to the Independent about his soundtrack to the Norwegian Wood film.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: REM's 1998 greatest hits album Eponymous.

Amazon MP3 has a new selection of 100 digital albums on sale for $5 this month.

NPR reviews and excerpts from David Brooks' new book, The Social Animal.

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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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