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May 16, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Thurston Moore Album, Justin Cronin, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Thurston Moore album, Demolished Thoughts (out May 24th).

Author Justin Cronin talks to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the sequel to The Passage.

He didn't want to reveal too many details, but he did say Book 2 will be "shorter but still a hefty book. For following books, I plan to spend some time at the front of the book going back to year zero to show readers something they didn't see or saw only out of the corner of their eye, to reset the terms for the main character in the future. I want each novel to be strong on its own, to set its own terms."

Jim DeRogatis examines newly elected Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel's possible effects on the city's music scene.

Spin lists the greatest instrumental songs ever.

Flavorwire lists wonderful books about unhappy marriages.

WKYC profiles a Kentucky high school that offers a course in baseball literature.

May's Music Alliance Pact has been posted, and features 36 songs from as many countries.

The Days of Yore interviews writers about their path to success.

How a Sufjan Stevens show won over a Wagner lover (at the Telegraph).

At Writer Unboxed, Robin Antalek shares things she learned from writing her debut novel.

Aquarium Drunkard shares a Heavy Summer Nights mixtape.

The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman gives Drowned in Sound a track-by-track analysis of the band's new album, Burst Apart.

Publishers Weekly examines how bookstores and bloggers are working together.

On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: Matraca Berg's new album The Dreaming Fields.

NPR reviews Chester Brown's new graphic novel, Paying for It.

Soundamus offers personalized feeds of new and upcoming music releases based on your, iLIke, or Pandora profiles.

Bill James talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence.

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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)
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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