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August 27, 2011

Shorties (Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set, Books About Second Families, and more)

Stream two previously unreleased songs at the new Neutral Milk Hotel website, which also points out a forthcoming vinyl and mp3 box set from the band.

At Browbeat, Tayari Jones lists five great books about second families.

The Guardian lists 10 myths about grunge, Nirvana, and Kurt Cobain.

The Guardian explains why novelists need publishers.

Time lists the all-time best music videos.

Watch the trailer for HBO's documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

The Algonquin Books Blog shares Stephen King's recipe for "Pretty Good Cake" from Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families.

eMusic breaks down the discography of singer-songwriter Patti Smith.

Underwire lists 5 great books to read on Read Comics in Public Day (tomorrow).

Today's free songs at Amazon MP3: the 2-song split single by Fences & Mansions.

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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