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July 2, 2011

Shorties (Ryan Adams, Vladimir Nabokov, and more)

Stereogum is streaming Ryan Adams' new single (two songs with wife Mandy Moore) that includes a cover of Alice in Chains' "Nutshell."

The Paris Review examines how Vladimir Nabokov handled fame and interviews.

All Things Considered examines the growing trend of anime bands.

The list of online 2011 summer reading lists has been updated with the Huffington Post's indie press selections, School Library Journal's list of graphic novels for children, and much more.

In the New York Times, Stephen King reviews Josh Ritter's debut novel Bright's Passage.

The Huffington Post lists the year's best book covers so far.

The LaCrosse Tribune offers a history of U.S. Republican presidential candidates and their problems finding a suitable campaign song (with the artist's consent).

The Washington Post reviews Jose Saramago's memoir, Small Memories.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats talks to KUOR about growing up in California.

The Guardian lists the top 10 funny books for teen boys.

Cantio is a new social network built around streaming music.

At the Guardian, authors remember novelist and illustrator Mervyn Peake.

Wilfred Santiago talks to the Chicago Tribune about his graphic novel 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente.

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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