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February 21, 2013

Shorties (Bookworm Interviews George Saunders, Led Zeppelin Legends Fact-Checked, and more)

Bookworm wraps up its interview with author George Saunders.

Rolling Stone fact-checks the 10 wildest Led Zeppelin legends.

Pitchfork points out the Silkworm documentary Couldn't You Wait?.

Couldn't You Wait? is a documentary about the Chicago indie rock band Silkworm, and it's out today. It features interviews with Steve Albini, Jeff Tweedy, Stephen Malkmus, Gerard Cosloy of Matador Records, and Mission of Burma's Clint Conley.

China Mieville's list of 50 sci-fi and fantasy works every socialist should read.

Spin is streaming a song from Rilo Kiley's forthcoming rarities compilation, RKives (out April 2nd).

The Spectator examines the state of modern French literature.

Adam Ant talks to Rolling Stone about his return to music and battle with bipolar disorder.

Write Right Now lists nine stand-out post-apocalyptic novels.

Johnny Marr talks to Drowned in Sound about his new solo album, The Messenger.

CarolineLeavittville interviews Bronwen Hruska about her debut novel Accelerated.

Bonnaroo has released its 2013 lineup.

DC Comics has announced that Chip Kidd will design the covers for its Before Watchmen hardback editions.

Win the new issue of Lucky Peach the Baked: Elements cookbook, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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