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April 10, 2011

Shorties (Best Baseball Songs Ever, Eoin Colfer, and more)

The Omaha World-Herald lists the best baseball songs ever.

The Independent profiles Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer.

He pauses. "But I think what helped me more was that Artemis became the anti-Harry Potter. If JK was the Beatles, I was the Rolling Stones or something. That kept it alive because you can only be the next Harry Potter for so many books." This makes Colfer infinitely cooler than Rowling, although he is too modest to point that out explicitly.

The Independent notes the rise in dystopian fiction among young adult novels.

Scotland on Sunday examines the current state of independent record stores.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press has "local music types," including Craig Finn, Chuck Klosterman, and others, discuss the first album they bought.

Paste lists the best songs of 2011 so far.

Geez Pete lists the top 50- essential novels for weirdos.

Christophe Gowans has reimagined classic albums as books, and published a book of the resulting artwork. (via)

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Those Darlins' new album Screws Get Loose.

In the New York Times, Curtis Sittenfeld sees Tina Fey in a new light after reading her book, Bossypants.

All Things Considered interviews the musical duo David Wax Museum.

Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.

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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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