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July 14, 2010

Shorties (Bad Cover Versions, Nanny Novels, and more)

Bad Cover Versions is an mp3 blog devoted to bad cover versions of songs.

The New York Times examines the popularity of "nanny novels," prominently featuring Marcy Dermansky's new book Bad Marie.

Blast profiles singer-songwriter/cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis.

MusicRadar offers an A-Z guide to surf music.

Time interviews Sloane Crosley about her new essay collection, Who Gave You This Number.

Turn It Up previews every act playing this weekends Pitchfork Music Festival.

Each Note Secure interviews Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck.

David Lipsky talks to The Takeaway about his book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.

At The Quietus, Greg Edwards of Autolux offers a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new album, Transit Transit (out August 3rd).

At Jacket Copy, Janet Fitch lists 10 rules for writers.

Underwire readers list their favorite album art of all time.

I Write Like compares your writing to famous authors.

Gadling lists America's top 10 outdoor concert venues.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Suzanne Rivecca's new short story collection, Death Is Not An Option.

Win the 50th anniversary edition of Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird and a DVD of the film 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:

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

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