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June 9, 2011

Shorties (Bon Iver, Tea Obreht, and more)

NPR is streaming Bon Iver's new self-titled album (out June 21st).

Tea Obreht has won the 2011 Orange Prize for her novel The Tiger's Wife.

Gary Louris of the Jayhawks talks about his music career with the St. Cloud Times.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats talks to the Georgia Straight.

Bookworm interviews Ann Patchett about her new novel, State of Wonder.

The Arizona Star has local authors recommend books for summer reading.

BBC News reports that the British Library has launched a classic book reading app.

PopMatters reviews Queen's first five albums, which have recently been remastered.

Wired UK interviews Adam Mansbach about the surprising success of his children's book for adults, Go the F**k to Sleep.

Speakeasy interviews Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff about the band's new album, I Am Very Far.

This Recording profiles author Roald Dahl.

The Head and the Heart visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The New York Times reviews Vera Brosgol's new graphic novel, Anya's Ghost.

It all feels incredibly real, even as a ghost story. With an attitude and aptitude reminiscent of Marjane Satrapi (“Persepolis”) who likewise conveyed the particulars of an immigrant adolescence, Brosgol has created a smart, funny and compassionate portrait of someone who, for all her sulking and sneering, is the kind of daughter many parents would like to have. And the kind of girl many of us maybe once were.

The Quietus interviews Simon Reynolds about his new book Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction To Its Own Past.

The Black Angels play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

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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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