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March 31, 2012

Shorties (Daniel Clowes, The Most Anticipated Albums of Spring and Summer, and more)

The New York Times profiles cartoonist Daniel Clowes.


Stereogum lists the most anticipated albums of spring and summer.


Impact Magazine shares a "blagger's guide" to Dickens quotes.


Sound of the City lists the best 17 songs of 2012 so far.


On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3 today: Paul McCartney's latest album Kisses on the Bottom.


Christopher Moore talks to Weekend Edition about his new novel, Sacre Bleu.

Moore says his novel dwells on the period of French painting beginning in 1863, when Manet unveiled his seminal painting, Le dejeuner sur l'herbe. "That sort of kicks off what we know as Impressionism," says Moore. "And it takes us up through 1891. Renoir had moved back to Paris in the 1890s when Toulouse-Lautrec was on Montmartre. And they knew him as 'the little gentleman' in those days."


Of Monsters and Men visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Baseball players Ron Guidry and Yogi Berra talk to Weekend Edition about the new book about their friendship, Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift.


More Intelligent Life defines the writing style of David Foster Wallace.


World Cafe streams a live performance by the Delta Spirit.


The Los Angeles Times reviews Paul Dickson's new book Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick.


Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.


Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
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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