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April 10, 2012

Shorties (Atticus Finch's Literary Mixtape, Musical Tributes to Harry Crews, and more)

Flavorwire creates a literary mixtape for To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch.

Classics Rock! lists tributes by musicians to author Harry Crews.

ToneDeaf interviews Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and Folk Implosion.

The Foster's Daily Democrat covers a collection of literary dioramas featuring marshmallow Peeps at a local library.

Todd Rundgren discusses his musical history with the A.V. Club.

The Guardian reports that Herman Wouk has sold another new novel at age 96.

Nerve lists the 25 greatest breakup songs of the 1980s.

BOMB interviews author Lars Iyer.

MS Do you think of yourself as a novelist? A comedian? A satirist? A contrarian?

LI As a novelist, I suppose. The comedian, the satirist, the contrarian stands apart from the world, in my view. As a novelist, I am in the thick of things, implicated in them.

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit visits The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

Cyndi Lauper has written a memoir.

Drowned in Sound shares a mixtape of 2012's best "layers, loops, drones, and noise" music of 2012 so far.

Fresh Air interviews T.M. Luhrmann about his new book When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.

NPR is streaming Sidi Toure's new album, Koima.

At NPR Books, author Lauren Groff shares her love for Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel Elizabeth and Her German Garden.

20 Proven Benefits of Being an Avid Reader.

At the Huffington Post, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay explains why non-commercial radio is the last oasis for free and independent music.

Win The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set, The Hunger Games soundtrack, 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+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily 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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