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August 24, 2011

Shorties (Stephen Malkmus, Jorges Luis Borges, and more)

Pitchfork interviews Stephen Malkmus about his new album, Mirror Traffic.

At Nerve, Malkmus offers romance and sex advice.

The Daily Mirror lists 10 things you need to know about Jorge Luis Borges on what would have been the author's 112th birthday.

The Riverfront Times interviews Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn.

SF Signal shares playlists of songs related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror books.

foreveRebuilt offers sneakers and iPhone cases inspired by classic literature. (via)

The Center for Fiction has announced the shortlist for its Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes participant David Bezmozgis,

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3 today: St. Vincent's Actor album.

The New York Times reports that Booktrack will offer eBooks with orchestral soundtracks (and sound effects).

Turntable Kitchen is a blog that covers food and music, and even pairs the two.

Lifehacker offers tips to discover new music in the post-mp3 age.

The Huffington Post offers a short history of war comics.

Old Punk Flyers, the Tumblr.

Twitch interviews cartoonist and filmmaker Joann Sfar about his Serge Gainsbourg documentary, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life.

T-Bone Burnett talks to All Things Considered about the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou.

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, books, 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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