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April 29, 2011

Shorties (Brooklyn Bands You Need to Hear, Yoshihiro Tatsumi Animated Biopic, and more)

The L Magazine lists 8 Brooklyn bands you need to hear.

Director Eric Khoo talks to Scene Asia about Tatsumi, his animated film about the life of cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

At the Guardian, singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot discusses the differences between releasing music independently and on a major label.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Alexandra Styron's book Reading My Father: A Memoir.

The Washington Times also reviews the book.

The Atlantic profiles my favorite periodical, Esopus, always a brilliant combination of art, prose, and music.

At NPR, Alan Heathcock lists three books to take to a fistfight.

The National Catholic Register lists the top 10 rap songs for Catholics.

The New York Times profiles a Manhattan bookstore that only carries one title.

Mr. Kessler said he was inspired by restaurants like the Meatball Shop on the Lower East Side. "I was thinking about people that just sell one thing really well," he said. Religions, he reasoned, ply a single book. Why can’t a bookstore? He calls himself the Monobookist.

The New York Times excerpts Sean Wilsey's essay and recipe from Man With a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families.

The L Magazine asks Brooklyn music figures, "What's wrong with the local music scene."

Creative Loafing Atlanta profiles author Blake Butler.

io9 lists 25 great books by legendary scientists.

The Browser interviews Ian McEwan about the books that have helped shape his novels.

The Guardian interviews author Chris Killen.

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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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