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August 3, 2011

Shorties (Bon Iver, William S. Burroughs, and more)

NPR is streaming last night's Bon Iver concert.

Stream the BBC Arena documentary on William S. Burroughs.

Pitchfork interviews Simon Reynolds about his new book, Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past.

Dana Spiotta talks to the Los Angeles Times about her new novel, Stone Arabia.

Consequence of Sound interviews Earth frontman Dylan Carlson.

The Millions ponders the merits of literary awards.

PopMatters interviews rockabilly singer-songwriter Imelda May.

Stream the Beat LA covers compilation at Pop & Hiss.

Today lists 10 books you really should have read in high school.

MTV Hive is streaming a new Bangles song from the band's forthcoming album I Will Never be Through With You (out September 13th).

The Atlantic lists five essential books on food politics.

Festival Crashers lists Lollapalooza's 10 most anticipated shows.

50 indispensable African-American novels.

Speakeasy points out the trailer for the Serge Gainsbourg biopic, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.

NPR Books is conducting a poll for the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books.

Courtesy of All Songs Considered, "Name That Drum Fill, Pt. III."

Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, 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 (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best 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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