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April 24, 2010

Shorties (Stream High Violet by the National, Holden Caulfield's Manhattan, and more)

The New York Times Magazine profiles the National, and is streaming the band's new album, High Violet (out May 11th), in its entirety.

The Los Angeles Times follows The Catcher in the Rye character Holden Caulfield's steps through Manhattan.

Spin lists the 125 best albums of the past 25 years.

The Guardian lists 10 of the best visions of hell in literature.

Singer-songwriter Kaki King talks to Access Atlanta about growing up in the city.

The Winnipeg Free Press reviews Anosh Irani's new novel, Dahanu Road.

The Times Online lists Europe's top 50 summer music festivals.

The Wall Street Journal lists five books that "excel in describing war as soldiers know it."

The New York Daily News interviews Sharon Jones.

The Times Online examines the appeal of music festivals.

The A.V. Club offers gateways into the Fall's extensive discography.

NPR's All Things Considered profiles The Living Sisters, the trio made up of Inara George, Eleni Mandell, and Becky Stark.

At the Guardian, Christopher Hitchens re-examines George Orwell's novel Animal Farm.

NPR is streaming the new LCD Soundsystem album, This Is Happening (out May 18th), in its entirety.

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy talks about the album with the Guardian.

Amazon MP3 offers 1,698 free song downloads.

NPR Music creates a streamable playlist for the urban cyclist.

Jacket Copy lists the winners for this year's L.A. Times Book Prizes.

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