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July 16, 2011

Shorties (Friday Night Lights, Jolie Holland, and more)

Popdust lists the top 10 musical references in the television series Friday Night Lights.

Jolie Holland visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The list of online 2011 summer reading lists has been updated with Girls of Summer's list of books featuring strong young women and much more.

At The Week, Carmela Ciuraru lists her six favorite pseudonymous books.

Financial Times interviews author Ross Raisin.

Rocks Off shares a music playlist inspired by Google+.

Financial Times examines the contemporary changes in superhero comics.

Consequence of Sound offers a history of Radiohead's collaborations.

The Girls of Summer is a blog that champions children's books that feature strong female characters.

NME's Talking Heads blog lists five reasons to miss Rilo Kiley.

Issue twenty-four of The Collagist is online, and contains an excerpt from Donald Ray Pollock's debut novel The Devil All the Time.

At the Guardian, musicians share their favorite food and drink.

The Guardian lists the top 10 literary tales of Americans in Europe.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Lykke Li's Wounded Rhymes album.

Sarah Jamila Stephenson talks to Tell Me More about her young adult novel The Latte Rebellion.

"It's not simply because I'm writing for young adults that I felt like I had to lighten the topic. In fact, I think a lot of people think of young-adult literature as either you have the books with vampires, and then you have the books with drama. I didn't want to do either of those things," says Stevenson. "And I really did want to write a book that had some humor in it and dealt with some interesting and important and weighty issues, but reminded us that that's really not always, or even really ever, the whole story."

Monkey See lists five recent graphic novels you shouldn't miss.

At The Record, Ann Powers shares a road trip playlist.

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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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