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June 22, 2011

Shorties (J. Mascis, Terry McMillan, and more)

On the Download interviews J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

At BlogHer, author Terry McMillan explains why she writes.

The 2011 Bonnaroo downloads and streams page has been updated with links to videos of Bootsy Collins and Widespread Panic's sets.

The Christian Science Monitor lists 10 fantasy novels that would make great TV shows. (via)

On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: The Dears' Degeneration Street album.

The Guardian lists the top 10 island stories in literature.

Time Out Chicago wonders what will be the next ukulele and lists what might become the next hot instrument in indie rock.

At the Algonquin Books Blog, Alexander Chee interviews Tayari Jones.

Sleepover Shows is a intimate indie rock music video series.

Stereogum lists its top albums of 2011 (so far).

The Jewish Daily Forward reviews Galit and Gilad Seliktar's autobiographical graphic novel, Farm 54.

"Every excellent comic book, and even the occasional half-decent one, invents its own graphic idiom, forging for itself a relationship among line, time and space — between narrative and the page — in a way that novelists haven’t been doing consistently since the heyday of modernism a century ago. There’s just something electrifying about watching artists create original visual grammars tailored to the narratives they have to tell, as sister and brother Galit and Gilad Seliktar do in their lovely “Farm 54,” a series of short graphic stories set in the rural Israel of the 1980s."

The results of All Songs Considered's best album of 2011 (so far) readers poll are in.

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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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