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April 5, 2012

Shorties (Jeanette Winterson, Nada Surf, and more)

Bookworm interviews Jeanette Winterson about her new memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?.

Nada Surf visits The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

The Boston Phoenix profiles the band.

The A.V. Club handicaps its longlist of the best albums of 2012.

USA Today recommends 25 books about the Titanic.

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards shares a playlist of several of her favorite songs with Reverb.

Flavorwire interviews Wendy McClure about her book, The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie (out in paperback this week).

The Guardian Children's Books blog shares a chocolate and sweets in literature quiz.

Drowned in Sound shares a playlist of 2012's best songs so far.

At Nerve, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright offers love lessons.

Gizmodo interviews Sean Adams of Drowned in Sound about the slow death of mp3 blogging.

Eye on Baseball interviews Craig Finn of the Hold Steady about his love for the national pastime.

The 2012 nominees for comics' Eisner Awards have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Mike Carey, Thien Pham, G. Willow Wilson, Marzena Sowa, and Jeff Lemire.

Stream the new Herman Dune EP, Monument Park.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Anne Tyler's new novel, Beginner's Goodbye.

Nerve lists the 25 greatest breakup songs of the 1970s.

The Morning News interviews Thomas Mallon about his novel, Watergate.

Win The Hunger Games trilogy boxed set 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)

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music 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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