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May 29, 2012

Shorties (Jennifer Egan on Her Twitter Short Story, Stream the New Neil Young Album, and more)

The Takeaway interviews Jennifer Egan about her new short story, shared on Twitter 140 characters (maximum) at a time.

Rolling Stone is streaming the new Neil Young and Crazy Horse album, Americana (out June 5th).

Rahul Bhattacharya has won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize with his debut novel, The Sly Company of People Who Care.

Read Bhattacharya's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist essay for the book.

The National interviews Gazan Hani Almadhoun about the Arab popular and independent music scene.

The San Francisco Examiner profiles Liss Fain Dance, a troupe that performs works inspired by novels, poetry, and short stories.

"The connection between the text and the dancing is inextricably linked," Sinckler says. "It's not pantomime or literal, but the words are enhanced and augmented by the movement. In turn, I've seen the dancers infuse their movement with their growing familiarity with the stories."

Rocks Off lists 10 musicians that deserve their own ice cream flavors.

The Internet Underground Music Archive (aka IUMA) has gone back online, and features over 25,000 artists and 680,000 downloadable songs. (via)

At Beyond the Margins, Robin Black explores writer envy.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Peter Case.

Hello! lists British literary travel destinations.

Smithsonian magazine profiles singer-songwriter and author Rosanne Cash.

The finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of the year.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Ernest Cline.

This Spotify playlist collects every song played in the Mad Men television series, and is updated after every episode.

Morning Edition explores the downside of library e-book lending.

Win the cookbooks The Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home 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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