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May 5, 2012

Shorties (Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, Hilary Mantel, and more)

Tablet remembers Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.


Margaret Atwood reviews Hilary Mantel's new novel Bring Up the Bodies in the Guardian.

Mantel talks to Weekend Edition about the book.


Rocks Off lists the five worst music careers by professional boxers.


Library Journal lists the best new magazines launched in 2011.


Paste lists five bands you should follow on Instagram.


Vanity Fair interviews Augusten Burroughs about his new book This Is How: Help for the Self.


On sale for $4.99 today at Amazon MP3: The Ramones' Rocket to Russia album.


The Toronto Star profiles author John Irving.

"Regardless of the process, which is familiar to me now, and perhaps because I write all my drafts in longhand, I’m always acutely aware that the page knows nothing of me and my previous work, and that every new sentence has to stand on its own. I like the anonymity of that encounter. It always feels like the first time."


Rolling Stone interviews Japandroids guitarist Brian King about the duo's forthcoming album, Celebration Rock (out June 5th).


The Christian Science Monitor recommends 10 books by and about Keith Haring.


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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