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September 14, 2011

Shorties (Wilco, Brian Selznick, and more)

The Montreal Gazette interviews Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy about the band's new album, The Whole Love (out September 27th).

Brian Selznick talks to Morning Edition about his new book, Wonderstruck.

"I thought: Is there a way of combining what the cinema can do with panning, and zooming in and out, and edits, and what a picture book can do with page turns, and what a novel does?" Selznick says.

Time features a video of Ryan Adams playing "Dirty Rain" from his new album, Ashes & Fire (out October 11th).

Flavorwire lists 10 of the best books of the year.

Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen talks to Pop & Hiss about recording the band's next album and touring with Fleet Foxes.

The Believer interviews cartoonist Joe Sacco about his book Footnotes in Gaza.

Writer's Digest lists seven things about Nirvana's Nevermind album you didn't know.

The Guardian celebrates the album's 20th anniversary with photos.

All Songs Considered previews fall's music releases.

Patricia Marx talks to All Things Considered about her new novel Starting from Happy.

"I wanted to write a book about a single woman who wasn't desperately lonely and yearning to be with a guy," Marx says. "I kind of wanted to reverse the conventional roles of man and woman in a romantic comedy: the man being much more ardent; the woman being much more committed to her work and committed to not making any commitments."

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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