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May 3, 2013

Shorties (Ballets Adapted from Classic Books, Stream The Great Gatsby Soundtrack, and more)

Flavorwire lists classic books that have been adapted into ballets.


Edward Lee talks to Morning Edition about his new cookbook, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen.


NPR is streaming The Great Gatsby soundtrack (out May 7th).


PopMatters previews May's music releases.


Publishers Weekly interviews author Claire Messud.

I wouldn't want to be friends with Nora, would you? Her outlook is almost unbearably grim.

For heaven's sake, what kind of question is that? Would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert? Would you want to be friends with Mickey Sabbath? Saleem Sinai? Hamlet? Krapp? Oedipus? Oscar Wao? Antigone? Raskolnikov? Any of the characters in The Corrections? Any of the characters in Infinite Jest? Any of the characters in anything Pynchon has ever written? Or Martin Amis? Or Orhan Pamuk? Or Alice Munro, for that matter? If you're reading to find friends, you're in deep trouble. We read to find life, in all its possibilities. The relevant question isn't "is this a potential friend for me?" but "is this character alive?"


R.I.P., Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.


Fresh Air interviews Adrian Raine about his new book The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime.


To celebrate its 20th anniversary, SPIN shares an oral history of PJ Harvey's Rid of Me album.


Humanities profiles preeminent Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Even their unconventional division of labor sets them apart from their contemporaries. Occupying separate rooms, husband and wife execute a two-step process that begins with Larissa's word-for-word English rendition from the original. Richard, who speaks only basic Russian, then shapes Larissa's special proof into literary English while rejecting anachronistic vocabulary and constructions. After hundreds of chapters, revisions, and personal consultations, the method has resulted in two prestigious PEN Translation Prizes and—as a mark of their uncommon public acceptance—a much-coveted selection to Oprah Winfrey's juggernaut book club.


Flavorwire remembers failed online music ventures.


Author Ethan Rutherford talks video games with the Gameological Society.


Drowned in Sound makes an "unnecessary defence" of Neutral Milk Hotel.


Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day.


Win George Jones' autobiography 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)

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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