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May 20, 2012

Shorties (A Goth Documentary, Alan Hollinghurst, and more)

The Guardian points out the streaming documentary The Height of Goth: 1984: A Night at the Xclusiv Nightclub: Batley, West Yorkshire UK.


At the Guardian, author Alan Hollinghurst discusses his omission from last year's Man Booker prize shortlist.

"The Booker made me a lot of money. I didn't realise that all over the world, people will read a book just because it won the Booker prize." A delicious pause. "Not something I would do myself... But then one goes into some quite other, private region to produce a book." He gives me a knowing look. "I think the Booker can drive people quite mad. That's why it's good to be detached from it."


The Louisville Courier-Journal profiles Kirby Gann and his debut novel, Ghosting.


The New Yorker examines U2 frontman Bono's investment in Facebook.


The Los Angeles Times reviews Alison Bechdel's new graphic memoir Are You My Mother?.


Paste lists the best Saturday Night Live musical guests of all time.


Flavorwire lists everyday worlds coined by famous authors.


The Guinness Book of World Records names Sherlock Holmes the most portrayed literary human character on film and television.


Chromewaves shared a collection of Handsome Furs songs and videos.


The 2011 Nebula Award winners for science fiction have been announced.


Win a copy of Amy Waldman's novel The Submission 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)

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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