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September 15, 2011

Shorties (Broken Social Scene, Marjane Satrapi, and more)

Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew talks to the Daily Texan and Pitchfork about the band's hiatus.

Marjane Satrapi talks to the National Post about the live action film adapted from her graphic novel Chicken with Plums.

Paste lists 15 novels you should read before the film adaptation comes out.

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

Cover Me shares five covers of the Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale."

The Guardian lists 10 of the best books set in Istanbul.

Singer-songwriter John Anealio lists seven reasons he writes songs about science fiction.

The Los Angeles Times previews fall's new books.

Stereogum lists the 40 best new bands of 2011.

Fresh Air interviews the authors of Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College.

Morning Edition interviews St. Vincent's Annie Clark about her new album, Strange Mercy.

Erin Morgenstern talks to All Things Considered about her debut novel, The Night Circus.

Read Morgenstern's Largehearted Boy Book Notes playlist essay for the book.

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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