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April 3, 2012

Shorties (The Dirty Projectors, The Most Precocious Authors in Literary History, and more)

Stream a new song by the Dirty Projectors from their forthcoming album Swing Low Magellan (out July 10th).

The Atlantic lists 10 of the most precocious authors in literary history.

The Other People podcast interviews Hari Kunzru about his latest novel, Gods Without Men.

Stream a new song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

AlterNet lists 10 examples of literary nonfiction that make facts compelling.

The Awl interviews Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.

So speaking of writing for the stage, you had collaborated with Neil Gaiman for the music for Coraline. What's next on the horizon in terms of literary collaborations for you?

I have two musicals I'm working on, one with Daniel Handler and one with Neil Gaiman. Neither one of them is titled yet.

Omnivoracious interviews Lauren Groff about her new novel Arcadia.

At Hypebot, music supervisors for film and television explain how they find music.

David Crystal talks to Talk of the Nation about his new book, The Story of English in 100 Words.

Playground lists their favorite albums released in March.

NPR Books recommends "three blazingly intelligent adult novels for the untamable Alice in all of us."

Marc Maron interviews Carrie Brownstein of Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney, and Portlandia at his WTF podcast.

Bart D. Ehrman talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Did Jesus Exist? A Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth.

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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