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March 7, 2011

Shorties (Sleigh Bells, "The Cookbook To End All Cookbooks," and more)

State interviews the duo Sleigh Bells.

The Independent previews the "cookbook to end all cookbooks," Modernist Cuisine.

The buzz - already at a steady drone since the culinary world got wind of the project - has reached fever pitch in advance of the official release date, March 14. Both critics and the gastronomic glitterati have exercised uncharacteristically little restraint in heaping hyperbole-laden praise.

Glide interviews Travis Morrison about the Dismemberment Plan reunion.

How have the reunion shows been? What's been the high point and low point so far?

The low point is that the other guys—Joe and Aaron were really sick. The high point has just been that we've been playing great and seeing old friends. We've only played Washington D.C., so it's been pretty easy—there's been this cloud of love carrying us along. I think that cloud of love will disappear when we get to New York City. It's been really fun, a celebration, and it's really meant a lot to us. People have been coming to the shows, and it sounds awesome. It's just been really awesome.

Writers for the Red Cross features auctions curated by authors Emma Straub, Rebecca Skloot, Julie Klam,and others

PopRX offers commentary on operating room music and its effects on both the surgeon and patient.

The Independent notes the changing perception of author Virginia Woolf as more information about her life is unearthed.

Color Me Obsessed is a new documentary about the Replacements.

Actor/writer James Franco lists his favorite Criterion Collection films.

Food is the New Rock is a new blog that combines two of my favorite things: food and music.

50 fun history books for kids.

On his BBC 6 music show Jarvis Cocker discusses French punk and situationism with cuktural historian Andrew Hussey.

Drowned in Sound interviews the Norwegian duo Royskopp.

Bleeding Cool News shares an unpublished 1995 interveiw with legendary cartoonist Will Eisner.

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.

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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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