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May 29, 2011

Shorties (Radiohead Covers, Books By Women All Men Should Read, and more)

Stereogum shares 20 mp3s of Radiohead's best cover songs.

Joyland lists 250 books by women all men should read.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, The Pale King.

Queen drummer Roger Taylor talks to the Sunday Express.

The Chicago Sun-Times suggests baseball books for summer road trips.

The Oregonian profiles Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside.

Last week, their debut full-length album, "Dirty Radio," was released on Brooklyn-based Partisan Records. The band will celebrate the release starting Friday with two nights at the Doug Fir Lounge. Rich, moody, danceable, dark and featuring a fierce vocal performance from Ford, the record is what anyone who has seen them live hoped their eventual debut would sound like.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Paul Theroux about his new book, The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road.

My Morning Jacket's Jim James talks to NPR about recording the band's new album, Circuital (out May 31st).

The Chicago Tribune lists 10 things you might not know about the city's authors.

At Flavorwire, the staff of One Story lists its top 10 short stories of all time.

Ray Davies talks to Weekend Edition about his new solo album, See My Friends (out April 5th).

Ben Gibbard talks to Drowned in Sound about the new Death Cab for Cutie album, Codes and Keys (out May 31st).

The Boston Globe interviews author Sue Miller about her reading habits.

Tablet profiles singer-songwriter Yael Naim.

When an older couple approached people lined up on Bleecker Street before the show and asked who was performing and what sort of music she played, the best response mustered included references to other Jewish artists they also had never heard of—Keren Ann, Regina Spektor—and finally the statement that Naim plays folk music like a Frenchwoman. The couple walked along even more puzzled than before they had arrived.

The Los Angeles Times recommends quirky books for summer reading.

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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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