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June 24, 2011

Shorties (Jolie Holland, Marjane Satrapi, and more)

At Paste, stream the new Jolie Holland album, Pint of Blood (out June 28th).

In the Guardian, Marjane Satrapi offers tips on how to film a graphic novel.

Animation and comics are false siblings. They resemble one another but they're two completely different things. The relationship a reader has with a comic is nothing like the one a viewer has with a film. When you read a comic, you're always active, because you have to imagine all the movements that happen between the frames. In a film, you are passive: all the information is there. And when you make a comic it never happens that you have 500 or 1,000 people reading it in the same place at the same time, all reacting. The language of cinema and comics is different, even though they both use images. In comics, you write with images; they're like pictograms. And in a movie you think about movement and sound and music, all those things that are not considerations when making comics.

The Street lists seven money lessons learned from literature.

Songwriters on Process interviews Interpol frontman Paul Banks.

The Millions lists six Egyptian writers you don't know but you should.

West Coast Sound lists the top five metal albums consisting of only one track.

Overhead Bin suggests vacation destinations for poetry lovers.

Singer-songwriter Haley Bonar tells American Songwriter the story behind her song, "Raggedy Man."

The San Francisco Chronicle shares an excerpt from Bob Mould's new autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.

Metro shares its summer music mix for 2011.

Author Gay Talese shares his daily media diet with the Atlantic.

The Quietus interviews singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf about his new album, Lupercalia.

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold talks to the Irish Times about the band's new album, Helplessness Blues.

In the Guardian, Marjane Satrapi offers tips on how to film a graphic novel.

On Point remembers Clarence Clemons.

Newsarama interviews Wilfred Santiago about his graphic novel, 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente.

Newsarama: Wilfred, what drew you to Roberto Clemente as a subject?

Wilfred Santiago: Money. There are like four million Puerto Ricans on the island, and if a quarter of them buy a copy, we will sell like a million copies! Also, 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente is about the game of life, specifically Roberto Clemente’s life. And there are many elements of his life that were intriguing that I wanted to explore in a graphic novel. Most people set goals for themselves, whether it's to be an astronaut or gardening; you have a purpose driven life, unless you want to be a loser. And then there's the issue of how to meet those goals. Clemente's life was fast, full of curves and ambition, tragedy but also full of optimism. Not only did he get to his objectives on the mark, but he went beyond them. To him, there was always another mountain top. I liked that.

Punk legend Ian MacKaye talks to Tablet about his music career.

At NPR, Nancy Pearl recommends summer reads.

Waxy's Andy Baio shares his story of being sued over fair use for the cover of the 8-bit Miles Davis tribute album Kind of Bloop he produced.

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Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics & graphic novels)
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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)
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