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May 30, 2012

Shorties (Manhattan's Literary Bars, Regina Spektor, and more)

Shelf Awareness recommends 10 literary bars in Manhattan.

Regina Spektor visits WNYC's Soundcheck for an interview and live performance.

At BOMB, Patrick Somerville interviews Lauren Groff about her latest novel, Arcadia.

77-square profiles singer-songwriter Kelly Hogan.

The Chicago Tribune recommends books for summer reading.

The Guardian reports that Ween has broken up after 25 years.

The Wall Street Journal explores Paris through the eyes of children's book characters.

RIP, singer-songwriter Doc Watson.

First Lady Michelle Obama talks to Morning Edition about her new book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

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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