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August 4, 2011

Shorties (Archers of Loaf, Booksellers Who Write, and more)

In the Village Voice, Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell and the Hold Steady's Craig Finn interview Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachman.

am New York profiles three NYC booksellers who are also writers.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats talks to the Chicago Daily Herald about recording the All Eternals Deck album.

Amazon lists the best books of 2011 so far.

Amazon lists the best albums and best songs of 2011 so far.

The Huffington Post lists the 10 most disturbing Shakespeare deaths.

The Awl interviews singer-songwriter and Titus Andronicus guitarist Amy Klein.

At The Voice of Russia, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's son discusses the author's literary legacy.

At MOJO, Noel Gallagher lists the music, movies, gigs, and books that have shaped his life.

At Lambda Literary, Gregory Henry shares a week in the life of a book publicist.

Full Stop interviews Dana Spiotta about her new novel, Stone Arabia.

Nerve lists 12 crucial moments in the evolution of MTV.

Ben Loory talks to the Montclair Times about his new story collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Girls' 12-track Album album.

The Online Journalism Blog lists seven books that journalists working online should read.

Sleeves Received is a Tumblr documenting interesting mail submissions to the music magazine The Wire.

NPR reviews singer-songwriter Josh Ritter's debut novel, Bright's Passage.

Read Ritter's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist essay for the book.

Singer-songwriter Amanda Shires plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Harper Perennial is holding an eBooks sale in August, with 20 of its books on sale for 99 cents each:

86'ed by Dan Fante
The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen
Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky (read the author's Book Notes playlist for the book)
Celebrity Chekhov by Ben Greenman
A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell (read the author's Book Notes playlist for the book)
Diary of a Very Bad Year by Anonymous HFM
Down and Out on Murder Mile by Tony O'Neill
Everything Is Going to Be Great by Rachel Shukert (read the author's Book Notes playlist for the book)
Everything Is Wrong with Me by Jason Mulgrew
The Gospel of Anarchy by Justin Taylor (read the author's Book Notes playlist for the book)
Grab on to Me Tightly As If I Know the Way by Bryan Charles
I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
It Could Be Worse, You Could Be Me by Ariel Leve
Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne (read the author's Book Notes playlist for the book)
Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber (read the author's Book Notes playlist for the book)
Stretch by Neal Pollack
The Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau
Town House by Tish Cohen
Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper
Who By Fire by Diana Spechler (read the author's Book Notes playlist for the book)

Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
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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