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May 9, 2011

Shorties (Fleet Foxes, Jennifer Egan, and more)

Pitchfork interviews Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes about the band's new album, Helplessness Blues.

The Guardian profiles author Jennifer Egan.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Lissie.

The Guardian lists Britain's top 300 intellectuals, including many authors, several poets, and only two musicians.

NPR recommends three pulp fiction novels.

The Guardian lists its readers favorite boos about Russia.

PopMatters doesn't want to see a Neutral Milk Hotel reunion.

The shortlist for the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced.

Drowned in Sound offers a brief history of post-industrial music.

Top Shelf Comix is sharing a 250 page excerpt of Kagan MacLeod's graphic novel Infinite Kung Fu.

Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys talks to Morning Edition about the band's new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2.

NPR is streaming Rome (out May 17th), the new album collaboration by Danger Mouse and composer Daniel Luppi.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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)
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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