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May 3, 2011

Shorties (Sloan, Jennifer Egan, and more)

CBC Radio 3 is streaming Sloan's entire catalog.

Author Jennifer Egan shares her daily media diet with Atlantic Wire.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Fleet Foxes' new album Helplessness Blues.

The Montreal Gazette gives the albums a perfect five star review.

So it seems doubly amazing that Helplessness Blues not only maintains the standard of the group's self-titled first album, but sets the bar higher. This is the year's first unqualified masterpiece.

At Mulholland Books, authors Pete Hamill and Pete Dexter interview each other.

Steve Earle talks to the Chicago Daily Herald about his debut novel, I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive.

The May issue of Bookslut is online.

Emma Forrest talks to The Awl about her new memoir, Your Voice in My Head.

The A.V. Club interviews Ric Ocasek about the Cars reunion.

At Poets & Writers, Lauren Cerand expounds upon the importance of social media for writers.

Flavorwire lists 10 contemporary Japanese writers you should know.

Aquarium Drunkard interviews Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake about his new project, Jonny.

Macleans interviews Chester Brown about his new graphic novel, Paying for It.

Deceptive Cadence profiles composer Steve Reich.

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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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