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February 18, 2011

Shorties (Radiohead, Adapting Literary Classics for Television, and more)

Radiohead has released a new video for the song "Lotus Flower" from its new album The King of Limbs.

The Guardian Music Blog ponders the album's effect on the music industry.

The Telegraph reviews the album.

In the Telegraph, screenwriter Andrew Davies offers 10 tips on adapting literary classics for television.

Ted Leo talks to the Los Angeles Times about his current solo tour.

Words With Writers interviews author Deborah Harkness about her new novel, A Discovery of Witches.

Boulder Weekly profiles Deerhoof.

There's simply no way to describe what this artful, eccentric Bay Area quartet — which has influenced everyone from Of Montreal to Sufjan Stevens — does without seeing it live. Not unlike Ween, Deerhoof's albums are exercises in mad genius, suddenly and strangely switching styles from track to track — but the band's concerts feature multitudes of head-bopping rock 'n' roll energy. And one laugh-inducing drummer.

Flavorwire lists books "that rocked your world at 16 but fall flat now."

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins about books.

In the Believer, author Deb Olin Unferth interviews animal advocate Gary Francione.

Hypebot lists six reasons major record labels are still screwed.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Green Day's Dookie album.

AfterEllen interviews Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara about her love of reading.

ARTISTdirect lists 2011's most anticipated albums.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

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