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November 10, 2011

Shorties (Kurt Vonnegut, John Vanderslice, and more)

The Washington Independent Review of Books interviews Charles J. Shields about his new book And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life.

Sound on the Sound features a video session with singer-songwriter John Vanderslice.

Merriam-Webster Online lists its favorite quotations about words. (via)

Nerve lists the greatest love songs of the 1970s.

The Guardian lists the top 10 funny children's books with pictures.

Music blog aggregator now has an iPad app.

Fictionaut interviews author Neal Pollack.

PopMatters interviews Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.

Bookworm interviews Tony D'Souza about his debut novel Mule.

PopMatters lists the 15 best New Order songs of all time.

The New York Times and A.V. Club review Haruki Murakami's new novel 1Q84.

At the A.V. Club, Ben Folds performs and discusses his song "The Luckiest."

Tablet excerpts fro Sam Benjamin's new memoir, American Gangbang.

Spin shares a brief history of rappers sampling Radiohead.

SF Signal interviews authors about character driven science fiction stories.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: We Were Promised Jetpacks' In The Pit Of The Stomach album.

Giant Freakin Robot lists 10 modern must-read sci-fi masterpieces.

Feist visits KCRW for an interview and live performance.

Monkey See offers suggestions on how to name your first novel.

All Songs Considered lists songs best heard extra-loud.

Fresh Air interviews Ben Lerner about his novel Leaving the Atocha Station.

The Book Deal interviews four graphic designers about book jackets.

Win the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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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