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August 18, 2011

Shorties (Google Music's MP3 Blog, Anticipated Fall Books, and more)

Magnifier is Google Music's blog, with a variety of free song downloads.

The Book Case lists the 25 most anticipated books for fall.

Bookworm interviews cartoonist Art Spiegelman.

Minnesota Public Radio interviews Lev Grossman about his new novel, The Magician King.

Arty Semite shares four poems by Girls in Troubles' Alicia Jo Rabins.

Impose reports that HBO has optioned Chad Harbach's novel The Art of Fielding for a television series.

Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis talks to the Georgia Straight.

Flavorwire recommends 10 great movies for book lovers.

The Guardian lists the top 10 literary soccer fictions.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Eleanor Friedberger's Last Summer album.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Julia Salamon's new book Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein.

NPR recommends three "travel log" books for your summer staycation.

Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (news and links from the worlds of music, books, 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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