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October 21, 2011

Shorties (Tom Waits, Haruki Murakami, and more)

Tom Waits talks to the Los Angeles Times about his new album, Bad as Me (out October 24th).

The Telegraph reviews the album.

The Telegraph, Independent, and Los Angeles Times review Haruki Murakami's new book 1Q84.

The New York Times Magazine profiles Murakami.

The NYR Blog offers an excerpt from Art Speigelman's new book MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus.

PopMatters shares a "hipster's guide to rockabilly music."

MTV Geek! lists the 10 scariest comics ever.

Superglued is an online community centered around live music.

Underwire lists nine essential geek books you must read right now.

The Salt shares Emily Dickinson's recipe for coconut cake.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: the self-titled album from Mick Jagger's supergroup SuperHeavy.

Debbie Nathan talks to Morning Edition about her new book Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case.

"Once she got this diagnosis she started generating more and more personalities," Nathan says. "She had babies, she had little boys, she had teenage girls. She wasn't faking. I think a better way to talk about what Shirley was doing was that she was acceding to a demand that she have this problem."

NPR is streaming audio from last night's Wild Flag concert.

NPR's Back-Seat Book Club is aimed at readers 9-14, the debut title is Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.

At The Rumpus, Rick Moody interviews singer-songwriter turned author Mike Doughty about his forthcoming memoir, The Book of Drugs.

The New York Times profiles Brooklyn's WORD bookstore, home of my Largehearted Lit reading series.

At The Rumpus, Nikolai Fraiture, bass player for The Strokes, interviews Jay Griffiths about her book Wild.

The Atlantic ranks Coldplay's singles from worst to best.

At the Poetry Foundation, Daniel Nester examines Doors frontman Jim Morrison's lyrics as poetry.

The Guardian Music Blog wonders if this generation is as attached to music as previous ones.

Author Will Self talks to the Guardian about his rare blood disease.

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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