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September 21, 2011

Shorties (Amanda Palmer's Graphic Novel, Maurice Sendak's New Book, and more)

Amanda Palmer talks to USA Today about her new graphic novel, Evelyn Evelyn.


Fresh Air interviews Maurice Sendak about his new book, Bumble-ardy.


The A.V. Club is streaming the new Dum Dum Girls album, Only in Dreams (out September 27th).


ArtsBeat reports that Neil Young is writing his memoir.


The Baltimore Sun profiles Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold.


At MediaShift, Jenny Shank explains how authors became entrepreneurs.


John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats talks to the Des Moines Register about Iow and playing solo shows.

"Solo shows are kind of like a sermon, but a secular sermon," Darnielle said. "Not in the sense that I’m trying to impart values, except the value of the moment. When music fans see a band twice in two cities, it feels like a huge betrayal of the idea of music. When you always like the exact same list of songs, no one gets a special experience."


The Harvard Crimson profiles Tayari Jones and her latest novel Silver Sparrow.


The Guardian lists 10 key moments in the birth of postmodernism.


Cambridge University Press shares a music playlist for the newly published The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922.


Girls frontman Chris Owens gives the Atlantic offers a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost.


Comic Book Resources interviews Jim Ottaviani about his graphic novel biography of physicist Richard Feynman, Feynman.


Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen discusses the band's new album The Whole Love with Drowned in Sound.


Morning Edition talks to the editor of Every Thing on It, a posthumous collection of Shel Silverstein poems and drawings.


All Songs Considered interviews David Bazan about the Pedro the Lion cover of Nirvana's "Something in the Way."


Ron Suskind talks to Fresh Air about his new book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President.


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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