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May 19, 2011

Shorties (Elliott Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, and more)

Searching for Elliott Smith is a documentary about the singer-songwriter.

Bookworm and the CBC's Sunday Edition interview Joyce Carol Oates about her memoir, A Widow's Story.

FFWD dubs lo-fi noise pop "the new autotune."

Variety reports that author Stephen Elliott will direct Cherry, a feature film starring James Franco and Heather Graham.

West Coast Sound lists the 10 worst songs about California that aren't "Ca;ifornia" by Datarock.

Euterpe's Notebook is a new blog featuring interviews with indie musicians.

Emmylou Harris talks baseball with ESPN.

Flavorwire recommends 10 meaningful albums for the new college graduate.

The New York Press profiles the new play The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World.

Dogfish Analog-A-Go-Go is a two day music and vinyl festival in Milton & Rehoboth, Delaware on June 24th & 25th sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery.

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Bay Bridged shares a mixtape of bands playing the 2011 San Francisco Popfest.

NPR shares three extreme tales of tribulation for the apocalypse.

Aquarium Drunkard interviews the filmmakers behind the new Morphine documentary Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story.

New Scientist lists science fiction classics that have rewired your brain.

MTV Hive is streaming a new song, "Glitterati," from Alina Simone's forthcoming album Make Your Own Danger (out June 7th).

All Things Considered examines the music inspired by the great flood of 1927.

PopMatters profiles Peter Silberman of The Antlers.

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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 new comics & graphic novels)
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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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