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May 26, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Eddie Vedder Solo Album, Howard Jacobson, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Eddie Vedder solo album, Ukulele Songs (out May 31st).

Vedder talks about the album to The Record.

Bookworm interviews author Howard Jacobson.

On sale (again) at Amazon MP3 for 99 cents: Lady Gaga's new album, Born This Way.

At The Morning News, Jessica Francis Kane explores the gap between literary and historical fiction.

The Skinny interviews Ladytron's Helen Marnie.

At Clash, stream Phosphorescent covering Leonard Cohen's "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye."

The New York Observer reports that Sam Lipsyte is developing a show for HBO.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle profiles singer-songwriter Todd Snider.

At Salon, Caroline Leavitt discusses having someone else's picture inadvertently placed on a foreign edition of her novel, Girls in Trouble.

Comic Book Resources shares 70 Bob Dylan comic book references.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow album.

Total Film lists 30 films that could be the next Harry Potter (in film form).

WBEZ interviews cartoonist Paul Hornschmeier about his new book, Life with Mr. Dangerous.

The BBC Music Blog lists albums that should be considered for the 2011 Mercury Prize.

Morning Edition reviews three memoirs centered around Augusten Burroughs' family.

At Drowned in Sound, Death Cab for Cutie's Nick Harmer lists the songs that inspired him top become a bass player.

The band's frontman Ben Gibbard talks to Morning Edition about their new album, Codes and Keys (out next week).

Guardian readers list their favorite science fiction books.

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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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