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May 21, 2012

Shorties (Stream the New Regina Spektor Album, A Profile of Author Chad Harbach, and more)

The Guardian profiles Chad Harbach, author of The Art of Fielding.

NPR is streaming the new Regina Spektor album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.

Hallelujah the Hills frontman Ryan Walsh gives today's science lecture at Surviving the World.

Stream the band's new album, No One Knows What Happens Next (out tomorrow).

Rolling Stone reviews the first show on Black Sabbath's reunion tour.

Esquire is launching a short fiction e-book series dedicated to "men's fiction."

NPR is streaming the new Sigur Ros album, Valteri (out May 29th).

It's a Big Country walks across the Brooklyn Bridge with historian David McCullough.

"Even in the most dark or rotten of eras, great things can be done by exceptional people of integrity. That's really the story of this bridge." McCullough said as we reached the the other side in Brooklyn. "What we build, will very often stand down the ages as testimony to who we were, far more clearly and far more powerfully, than the politicians that come and go"

NPR is streaming the new Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros album, Here (out May 29th).

At Morning Edition, Nancy Pearl recommends books for summer reading.

NPR is streaming the new Walkmen album, Heaven (out may 29th).

The New York Review of Books shares an excerpt from Joe Sacco's forthcoming comics collection Journalism.

NPR is streaming the new Saint Etienne album, Words and Music by Saint Etienne (out May 29th).

Page-Turner interviews Lorrie Moore about her new story in the New Yorker.

RIP Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.

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.

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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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