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March 27, 2011

Shorties (Rural Alberta Advantage, New Baseball Books, and more)

The Rural Alberta Advantage visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel lists new baseball books.


Weekend Edition interviews of the Baseball Project about their new album, Volume 2: High and Inside.

"If you are as big a baseball fan as we are or even a bigger fan, we cover all the bases," says Wynn, pausing to apologize for the pun. "A baseball fanatic will get all the fun references and arcane knowledge. But If you're not a baseball fan, they're just good stories about universal things that baseball players happened to live through."


The Guardian profiles singer-songwriter Adele.


The Boston Herald notes the publishing industry's increasing infatuation with video trailers for books.


The Observer examines past and present musical supergroups.


Bomblog interviews author Travis Nichols.


The Louisville Courier-Journal profiles Sean Cannon, editor of the music blog Buzzgrinder.com.


Lifehacker shares a comic book lover's guide to going digital.


RIP, music blog Hipster Runoff.


The Scotsman interviews author Jonathan Ames.

The Observer also profiles Ames.


The Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews three new memoirs by adventurous women.


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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