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June 9, 2013

Shorties (Stephen King's New Musical with T-Bone Burnett and John Mellencamp, The 10th Anniversary of Radiohead's Hail to the Thief, and more)

T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King talk to All Things Considered about their new musical Ghosts of Darkland County.

NME and Stereogum revisit Radiohead's Hail to the Thief album 10 years after its release.

Judy Blume talks to All Things Considered about adapting her book Tiger Eyes for the big screen.

Stereogum ranks Low albums from worst to best.

Lauren Beukes talks to All Things Considered about her new novel The Shining Girls.

Why did you accept television rights, and not a movie?

"There were four bids for the rights, and some of them were movie options ... But the way [Leonardo DiCaprio's] Appian Way and MRC, who did House of Cards for Netflix — which I found [a] really an exciting model — the way they pitched it to me was, think of it as a 13-hour movie. I was like, 'Yeah, ok!' That would really allow you to get deep into the stories."

The Scotsman profiles singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger.

Interestingly, Personal Record is a collaboration, Friedberger writing all the songs with English folk singer Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding. They met at a Bob Dylan tribute night which, she says, “had the potential to be corny and awful”. She started out doing him a favour, emailing lyrics for his rock-band novel, then the balance shifted and the songs became hers. She left in Stace’s lyrics where the subject is female, liking the gender-bending aspect of an album she says is mainly about obsession.

The Other People podcast wraps up its interview with author Tao Lin.

The Upcoming interviews singer-songwriter Marnie Stern.

The Nervous Breakdown interviews Marie Calloway about her new novel, what purpose did i serve in your life.

Poet Andrew Hudgins talks to Weekend Edition about his new memoir, The Joker.

Australia's Triple J radio station has concluded its listener poll of the top 100 songs of the past 20 years.

AM Homes talks to the Guardian about her writing and winning the Women's Prize for Fiction.

Scottish indie trio CHVRCHES visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Atlantic Cities points out maps of every library and museum in the United States.

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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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