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September 19, 2011

Shorties (Cameron Crowe on Pearl Jam, Salman Rushdie on the Film Adaptation of Midnight's Children, and more)

In the Guardian, Cameron Crowe writes about his new documentary, Pearl Jam 20.

At /Film, Salman Rushdie talks about adapting his novel Midnight's Children for film.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Tori Amos about her new album, Night of the Hunters.

NPR reviews and excerpts from my favorite graphic novel of the year so far, Craig Thompson's Habibi.

Habibi is a complex and multifaceted work of fiction that lingers in the memory. Once you finish it, you will be left with the distinct feeling that it hasn't finished with you, that it is a book you could read again in a year or a decade and have it speak to you in a new voice each time, offering up new connections you were not previously able to see.

Edna O'Brien has won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award with her collection Saints and Sinners.

Bookmunch interviews author Blake Butler.

The Los Angeles Times profiles Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

The National Post has authors recommend books for fall.

Wears the Trousers interviews St. Vincent's Annie Clark about her new album, Strange Mercy.

Monkeybicycle interviews Kathy Fish about her new collection of flash fiction, Wild Life.

Stream the new Deus album, Keep You Close (out October 11th).

John Tierney discusses his new book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength with Weekend Edition.

NPR is streaming Apparat's new album,The Devil's Walk.

Errol Morris talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography.

The A.V. Club lists 12 album covers depicting children in peril.

The Huffington Post recommends 10 books about censorship for kids and teens.

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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