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June 28, 2011

Shorties (The Civil Wars, Shaun Tan, and more)

The Civil Wars play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

The Guardian children's books podcast interviews illustrator Shaun Tan.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: the Rave On Buddy Holly compilation (featuring Patti Smith, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, and others).

The list of 2011 online summer reading lists has been updated.

The Guardian explores the three types of posthumous literary publications.

Artinfo lists six surprising celebrity musical metamorphoses.

The Magazine of Yoga interviews author Eleanor Henderson.

Josh Ritter talks to All Things Considered about his debut novel Bright's Passage.

am New York also interviews Ritter.

A to Z lists the five types of reviews Wilco's new single is receiving.

Open Culture readers select the 25 best nonfiction books ever.

Some "best albums of the year so far" lists;

The Irish Times
The Wedge

NPR reviews and excerpts from Jesse Ball's latest novel The Curfew.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

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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