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May 30, 2011

Shorties (The Antlers, Lionel Shriver, and more)

Drowned in Sound interviews The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman about the band's new album, Burst Apart.

Newsweek profiles author Lionel Shriver.

NPR recommends three rapid reads for the impatient intellectual.

The Christian Science Monitor recommends 11 excellent novels for summer reading.

The Guardian is streaming the new Arctic Monkeys album, Suck It and See (out June 7th).

The Guardian lists the top 10 outsiders' stories in literature.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album.

NPR is streaming the new Givers album, In Light.

Leigh Montville talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel, American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend.

NPR is streaming the new Tombs album, Path of Totality (out June 7th).

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake is a free crowdsourced KIndle e-book.

NME lists the top 50 albums of the year so far.

Fictionaut interviews Roy Kesey.

NPR is streaming the new F**ked Up album, David Comes To Life (out June 7th).

The Observer reviews Simon Reynolds' new book Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to its Own Past.

ON sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: My Morning Jacket's Z album.

Weekend Edition discusses the new edition of The Crows of Pearblossom, a children's book by Aldous Huxley.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (news and links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's new books)
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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