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June 24, 2014

Shorties (A Theatrical Adaptation of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, An Interview with Jenny Lewis, and more)

Crosscut profiled the stage adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

...the theater eventually did secure permission and what's on stage now is the first-ever theatrical adaptation. It’s also Book-It's — and Platt's — most ambitious project: Four acts with two intermissions and a 40-minute dinner break. The show requires a 5-hour commitment from audiences, which, according to critics as well as those who’ve seen it (myself included) is so well worth it.


Elle interviewed singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis.


The digital edition of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird goes on sale on July 8th.


PopMatters profiled the band the Antlers.


Midnight Breakfast's new issue contains contributions from Susan Straight, Erika Anderson, and much more.


Conor Oberst played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Sherlock Holmes is now officially in the public domain.


Musicians chose their "song of the summer" at Flavorwire.


The Los Angeles Times previewed summer's literary film adaptations.


Drowned in Sound listed its favorite albums of 2014 so far.


Writers discussed the books that made them fall in love with reading at BuzzFeed.


Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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 and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)


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