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March 21, 2012

Shorties (Joe Hill, Zeus, and more)

KPBS interviews author Joe Hill about the difference between writing prose and comics.


At Rolling Stone stream the new Zeus album, Busting Visions (out March 26th)


Tablet interviews Ben Marcus about his novel The Flame Alphabet.


PopMatters interviews author Mike Doughty about writing music and his memoir.


Talk of the Nation interviews Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, How to Cook Everything: The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food.


Retribution Gospel Choir visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Filmmaker Kevin Smith talks to Morning Edition about his new book, Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good.

Read an excerpt from the book.


At Drowned in Sound, Blood Red Shoes share a track-by-track analysis of theur new In Time to Voices album.


The Millions interviews Hari Kunzru about his new novel Gods Without Men.


Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen share a music playlist at All Songs Considered.


io9 lists the most wonderfully alternative families in science fiction and fantasy.


The Guardian interviews Graham Swift about his novel Wish You Were Here.


Win a copy of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One 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+, 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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