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May 2, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Okkervil River Album, 2011's Best Translated Books, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Okkervil River album, I Am Very Far (out May 10th).

Three Percent has listed the 2011 winners of its best translated book awards.

The Guardian Books Blog asks the question. "Which sports produce the best literature?"

Glide interviews singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.

The Herald Scotland profiles author Margaret Atwood.

The A.V. Club Twin Cities interviews Gorman Bechard, director of the Replacements documentary Color Me Obsessed.

ArtsBeat recommends books about Osama Bin laden and Al Qaeda.

Paste lists 15 great covers of Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah."

The Quietus reexamines Slint's Spiderland album 20 years after its release.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Bruce Hornsby's new album Bride Of The Noisemakers.

NPR is streaming the new Liturgy album, Aesthethica (out May 10th).

The A.V. Club explains 167 references in Beastie Boys songs.

NPR is streaming the new Raphael Saadiq album, Stone Rollin (out May 10th).

Discover Magazine explains how science fiction makes us more open to strange forms of sex and sexuality.

NPR is streaming the new Sarah Jarosz album, Follow Me Down (out May 17th).

Adam Hochschild talks to Morning Edition about his new book, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.

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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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