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October 3, 2011

Shorties (Ryan Adams, Dave Gibbons, and more)

Ryan Adams visits World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Huffington Post interviews comics artist Dave Gibbons.

HuffPost: There is a certain narrative about graphic novels that's been around pretty much since Watchmen was released, that says they are comics for "grown ups". Where do you think that narrative is now?

Dave: I think with something like Watchmen you can genuinely call that a graphic novel because it has the weight and the intent of a proper novel and it also is the complete story. You start reading on page 1 with no prior knowledge necessary and you read through till the end, and you have the sense of being told, I hope, a complete and satisfying story.

Pop & Hiss profiles Dum Dum Girls and the band's new album Only in Dreams.

Book Riot, a new books blog, has launched.

NPR is streaming DJ Shadow's new album, The Less You Know, The Better (out October 4th).

Studio 360 interviews Wesley Stace about his double life as both a writer of fiction and singer-songwriter (under the stage name John Wesley Harding).

The A.V. Club lists 20 songs that namedrop other musical artists.

The New York Times profiles online tools that connect musical artists directly to their fans.

NPR is streaming Future Islands' new album, On the Water (out October 11th).

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's new album Wolfroy Goes To Town.

The October edition of Bookslut is online, and includes interviews with Henry Rollins, Ha Jin, and much more.

NPR is streaming Joe Henry's new album, Reverie (out October 11th).

Nowness interviews Christopher Bollen about his debut novel Lightning People and his day job as editor-at-large at Interview Magazine.

PopMatters lists the 20 most memorable songs of 1991.

Win a copy of Craig Thompson's new graphic novel Habibi and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital 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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