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May 19, 2010

Shorties (A Morrissey Encyclopedia, Literary One-Hit Wonders, and more)

In stores September 28th: Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths, by Simon Goddard.

The Huffington Post lists the 12 greatest literary one-hit wonders.

The Telegraph lists the best & worst books about the current world financial crisis.

The Sydney Morning Herald examines the literary merit of pop lyrics.

The Guardian lists the top 10 Welsh underground novels.

Flavorwire offers a guide to 2010's best small summer music festivals.

The finalists for the Moby Awards for Best and Worst Book Trailers have been named.

At Pitchfork, A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers lists his favorite things.

Recommend books for next year's Tournament of Books at The Morning News.

Kate Nash visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Pitchfork gives the Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street remaster a perfect 10.0 review.

At The Millions, Emily St. John Mandel reviews Emma Straub's wonderful novella Fly-over State.

These are sharp, perfectly rendered pieces, funny and beautifully written and deeply affecting. My only complaint about this book is that it ends far too quickly; I hope very much that Emma Straub will publish a novel someday.

Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell about his new album, Compass.

Brews and Books lists literary t-shirts (see the first installment).

Phoenix plays an acoustic Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a copy of the Rolling Stones remastered and expanded Exile on Main Street album in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists