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March 28, 2011

Shorties (Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and more)

Rolling Stone reports that Patti Smith is working on a sequel to her memoir, Just Kids.

The Telegraph profiles author Jennifer Egan.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Decemberists' The Crane Wife album.

Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Jess Row.

All Songs Considered points out an 8-bit remake of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album.

Media Decoder examines how musicians and record labels are releasing enhanced albums as iPad apps.

io9 lists the weirdest (and most disturbing) giant rabbits in speculative fiction.

Singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Southern Living interviews Dean Faulkner Wells about her new book, Every Day in the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi. Read an excerpt.

Stereogum lists 18 dark bands to watch in 2011.

Every Writer's Resource lists the top 50 literary magazines.

NPR is streaming Robbie Robertson's new album, How to Become Clairvoyant (out April 5th).

The Globe and Mail interviews Don Winslow about his new novel, Satori.

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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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