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June 27, 2012

Shorties (Anthony Bourdain on Writing Comics, "Dark Weird" Songs of Summer, and more)

Anthony Bourdain talks to USA Today about his new graphic novel, Get Jiro!.

"I needed to create a world where lopping somebody's head off for disrespecting a well-made piece of sushi would be seen as appropriate behavior. There are a few sushi chefs who are notorious in New York and L.A. for being very unforgiving about that sort of thing. I thought, let's just take it to its surreal conclusion."

Flavorwire lists 10 "dark, weird" candidates for "song of the summer."

Flavorwire interviews author Adam Levin.

RFTmusic lists the six best effect-enhanced guitar solos.

RIP, Nora Ephron.

Rocks Off lists the most "bro-tastic" bands ever.

Morning Edition recommends four books to help you master Chicago politics.

The AV Club examines what it means to "own" music today.

Page Views recommends summer reading for Suzy Anderson (a character in Wes Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom).

Wild Mercury Sound lists the best albums of 2012 so far.

Biographile is an online magazine from Random House devoted to biography and memoir.

Music blog aggregator has added social media enhancements to the streaming service.

Win two of the year's finest debut novels, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles and Carol Rifka Brunt's Tell the Wolves I'm Home, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

Amazon MP3 also features 25 of its bestselling albums on sale for $2.99.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, 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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