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November 12, 2011

Shorties (Annie Leibowitz, "Stairway to Heaven" Covers, and more)

Talk of the Nation interviews photographer Annie Leibowitz about her new book, Pilgrimage. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who wrote the book's introduction, also joins the discussion.

The Record celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" with seven cover versions.

KSL lists young adult fiction even grownups will love.

Flavorwire shares "the cultural omnivore's guide to classical music."

The Winnipeg Free Press and Toronto Star review Haruki Murakami's new novel 1Q84.

Observations explores the science behind "earworms," songs you cannot get out of your head.

TotalFilm lists the 50 best book to movie adaptations.

John Anealio shares "NaNoWriMo," a song for National Novel Writing Month.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The B-52s: With The Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA album.

io9 reports that select Marvel graphic novels will come with free digital download codes.

Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

All Things Considered interviews Stuart Isacoff about his new book, The Natural History of the Piano.

"I was searching for connections between different eras, different genres of music," Isacoff says. "Normally, things are viewed in these little segmented boxes. There's classical, and then there's jazz; romantic, and then there's baroque. I find that very dissatisfying. I was trying to find the thread that connects one type of music — one type of musician — to another, and to follow that thread in some kind of natural, evolutionary way."

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

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)

Online "Best Books of 2011" Online Lists

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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