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September 6, 2011

Shorties (Serge Gainsbourg, Craig Thompson, and more)

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

Publishers Weekly interviews Craig Thompson about his new graphic novel, Habibi.

Earworm lists 10 of the best albums released in 1991.

The Economist examines how 9/11 changed fiction.

Paste lists the 25 creepiest songs about love.

Michael Chabon talks to the Chicago Tribune about his new children's book, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man.

"Reading a story creates this bubble around you. It shelters you, protects you, keeps out distractions. The main thing has to be the physical contact between parent and child.

"It's really the only thing you can do as a parent that competes with television."

The Guardian features exclusive in-studio performances from Mercury Prize finalists.

The Good Men Project offers an excerpt from Jurgen Fauth's forthcoming novel KINO.

Pitchfork interviews St. Vincent's Annie Clark about her new album, Strange Mercy (out September 13th).

Granta interviews author Patrick DeWitt about his novel The Sisters Brothers.

DeWitt was also named to the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize.

Being Pregnant offers design suggestions for a music-themed nursery.

Survive Law lists five books every law student should read.

Paste lists the 20 best comic book movies of all time.

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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