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August 31, 2011

Shorties (Will Oldham, Books for Fall, and more)

Fogged Clarity interviews singer-songwriter Will Oldham.

The Atlantic lists 24 new book releases to look forward to this fall.

Quill & Quire previews the season's international books.

Singer-songwriter John Vanderslice talks to the Broward/Palm Beach New Times about songwriting.

The Charleston City Paper previews fall films adapted from books.

Paste reviews Colin Meloy's children's book, Wildwood.

The Minneapolis City Pages profiles Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

The Wall Street Journal interviews Christoper Bollen about his debut novel, Lightning People.

Added to my wishlist: Dee Dee Ramone and Johnny Ramone vinyl figures.

Flavorwire lists 10 great bands that overcame questionable debut albums.

FrontRow examines the controversy surrounding Gorilla vs. Bear being nominated for Best Dallas Music Blog.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: David Bazan's latest album Strange Negotiations.

Bookfinder lists the most sought after out-of-print books in 2011.

FACT lists 30 albums still to look forward to in 2011.

Monkey See explores what happens when dead authors Tweet.

Aquarium Drunkard shares a rocksteady mixtape.

Fresh Air interviews Dan Koeppel, author of Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World.

At Reader's Almanac, Lev Grossman shares his love for the works of Ernest Hemingway.

Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.

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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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