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October 22, 2011

Shorties (The Best Songs Based on Books, Johnny Depp and Hunter Thompson, and more)

The Guardian lists the 10 best songs based on books.

Johnny Depp talks to the Orlando Sentinel about his film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel Rum Diary and his interactions with the author over the years.

CBC Books interviews David Bezmogis about his novel The Free World.

The Telegraph celebrates the 10th anniversary of the iPod's introduction.

Flavorwire recommends 10 "utterly terrifying" books for Halloween reading.

Red Bull interviews singer-songwriter Ane Brun.

Financial Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel review Haruki Murakami's new novel 1Q84.

Publishers Weekly interviews the book's translator, Jay Rubin.

At the New Yorker, Jules Pfeiffer and Norton Juster recount the origins of The Phantom Tollbooth.

World Cafe looks back on the singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s.

Comic Book Resources interviews Chip Kidd, who announced he is writing an original Batman graphic novel.

The Record interviews members of the band Double Dagger about their breakup.

Amos Oz talks to All Things Considered about his new novel in stories, Scenes from Village Life.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

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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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