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April 26, 2011

Shorties (Bill Callahan, Robin Black, and more)

The Rumpus interviews Bill Callahan about his new album, Apocalypse.

Like Junot Diaz and Lorrie Moore before her, Black has rocketed to a certain type of literary fame on the strength of her one dazzling book of short stories, which is being released by Random House in paperback today. In hardcover, the story collection was one of Winfrey's summer reading picks last year. It's been published in the U.K., Holland, France and Australia and is due out soon in Italy and Germany. She's got a novel in the works for Random House.

Lollapalooza has announced its 2011 lineup.

The Philadelphia Daily News profiles author Robin Black.

Jacket Copy interviews author Tayari Jones.

NXNE has announced its 2011 music lineup.

PopMatters interviews author Meg Wolitzer.

RIP, Poly Styrene.

Book Country is a new collaborative genre fiction website started by Penguin.

The Record critically reconsiders the Kinks' discography.

The Millions interviews cartoonist and illustrator Shaun Tan.

Steve Earle plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

At Slate, A.C. Grayling lists the top five non-religious books on living a good life.

Sound on the Sound previews this summer's Canadian music festivals.

Fresh Air interviews Amy Stewart about her new book, Wicked Bugs.

Booklist recommends smart comedic fiction.

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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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