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April 24, 2012

Shorties (Fiona Apple, Lynda Barry, and more)

Stream a new song by Fiona Apple, "Every Single Night," from her forthcoming album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (out June 9th).

The Rumpus interviews cartoonist Lynda Barry.

Granta interviews Rajesh Parameswaran about his new short fiction collection, I Am an Executioner: Love Stories.

Paste lists 10 great Shakespeare-inspired songs.

Vincent Lam talks to the National Post about writing his debut novel, The Headmaster’s Wager.

"You don't know as the writer how the end product is going to turn out. Of course you hope that you’re going to be happy with the book, from an artistic point of view, and you hope you're going to be at peace with it. And I am actually at peace with this book. The book and I — we fought for a long time, and finally we managed to understand each other. But I don't think one can even be sure of that when one is starting.

Stereogum is streaming the new Ramona Falls album Prophet. (out May 1st)

Writingishardwork lists 10 science fiction novels every writer should read.

American Songwriter and Reverb celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album.

Page Views recommends four novels about missing children.

Singer-songwriter Sara Watkins visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Guardian interviews Cynthia Ozick about her latest novel, Foreign Bodies.

At Clash Music, stream the new Daniel Johnston soundtrack to his comic, Space Ducks.

The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy interviews author Anne Rice.

Singer-songwriter Jolie Holland plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Drowned in Sound lists the 10 commandments of teen pop.

Gustavo Arellano talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.

The Line of Best Fit is streaming Fear Fun, the new album by Father John Misty.

Rodney King talks to Morning Edition about his new book, The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption.

Win two of my favorite 33 1/3 books (Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste by Carl Wilson and Master of Reality by John Darnielle) and a $100 Threadless Gift Certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

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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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