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October 19, 2011

Shorties (Julian Barnes, Stream The Bridge School Concerts Album, and more)

Julian Barnes has won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for is novel The Sense of an Ending.

NPR is streaming The Bridge School Concerts: 25th Anniversary Edition album (out October 24th).

The A.V. Club interviews Drew Magary about his debut novel The Postmortal.

The Des Moines Register interviews Pavement's Bob Nastanovich about his day job.

The Huffington Post lists great indie books to read while occupying Wall Street.

Flavorwire shares New York City's definitive indie rock food map.

The Atlantic, Speakeasy, and Metro interview Colson Whitehead about his new novel Zone One.

The Los Angeles Times interviews singer-songwriter Anika.

Joan Didion talks to New York Magazine about her new memoir, Blue Nights. An excerpt is also shared.

NME reports that the Stone Roses are officially reuniting for several shows.

Morning Edition interviews Malin Alegria about her YA novel Estrella's Quinceanera.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: M. Ward's Transistor Radio album.

Talk of the Nation interviews Victor David Hanson about his new novel, The End of Sparta.

NPR is streaming Kathryn Calder's new album Bright and Vivid (out October 25th).

The Leonard Lopate Show interviews cartoonists Seth and Daniel Clowes.

Win the Anthology Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! and a $100 Threadless Gift Certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital 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)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
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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