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October 1, 2011

Shorties (Karen O's Opera, Flann O'Brien, and more)

Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs talks to the New York Times about her new opera.

The Irish Times profiles author Flann O'Brien.

Flavorwire lists 10 things to love about indie music in 2011.

The Globe and Mail examines the rise in literature featuring magic, talking to authors Erin Morgenstern and Lev Grossman about the trend.

Up on the Sun lists 10 albums to still look forward to in 2011.

The shortlist has been named for the 2011 Guardian Children's Fiction prize.

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy talks to Rolling Stone about the band's "dad rock" label.

GeekOut examines the popular trend of converting classic novels into comics.

Megafaun visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

At the Irish Times, Peter Murphy reviews Craig Thompson's new graphic novel Habibi.

With Habibi , Craig Thompson has created an epic love story, an adventure tale, and a lapsed Christian’s hymn to the beauty of Islamic art.

WXPN's World Cafe is streaming a live performance by Racheal Yamagata.

Jum Ottaviani talks to the Washington Post about his graphic novel biography of physicist Richard Feyman, titled simply Feynman.

Morning Edition interviews Feist about her new album, Metals.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital 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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