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April 21, 2011

Shorties (Jennifer Egan, The Wrens, and more)

Vulture reports that HBO is developing a series adaptation of Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad.

Speakeasy interviews Egan.

Prefix interviews Wrens frontman Charles Bissell about the band's forthcoming album.

The Los Angeles Review of Books has launched a temporary website.

Reverb lists 10 ways Grateful Dead tribute album curated by the National can "finally bridge the hipster/hippie divide."

At Imprint, Penguin art director Paul Buckley explains how he chose the 75 best covers to celebrate the publisher's anniversary .

PopMatters interviews the members of the Thermals.

Thelma Adams interviews author Caroline Leavitt.

Bookworm interviews Manuel Munoz about his new novel, What You See in the Dark.

Indigo Blog lists the top 10 essential sports books.

Esquire lists 50 2011 songs every man should listen to.

On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: East River Pipe's We Live in Rented Rooms album.

io9 previews 18 scifi comics and graphic novels worth checking out this summer.

Iron and Wine visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The New Republic reviews Tina Fey's book Bossypants.

Drowned in Sound interviews the members of Times New Viking about being labeled as a "lo-fi" band.

The Record makes suggestions for a "ripped-bodice rock" soundtrack to the television series Game of Thrones.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Daniel Clowes' new graphic novel, Mister Wonderful.

RIP Gerald Smith of TV on the Radio.

Chester Brown talks to Xtra! about his forthcoming graphic novel, Paying for It: A Comic Book Memoir About Being a John.

All Songs Considered reports that Lady Gaga has approved Weird Al Yankovic's parody of her song, "Born This Way."

At NPR, Cara Hoffman shares her love for Karel Capek's book The Absolute at Large.

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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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