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June 26, 2012

Shorties (Fiona Apple, Timothy Leary and John Lennon, and more)

Fiona Apple talks to Interview about er new album, The Idler Wheel....


The Timothy Leary Archives shares a never-before published transcript of a conversation between John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Timothy Leary, and Rosemary Leary at the Montreal bed-in of May 1969.


PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell.


John Scalzi lists the steps he took to write a New York Times bestselling novel.


Paste lists its best albums of 2012 (so far).


Flavorwire lists 10 of the strangest apocalypses in literature.


The Line of Best Fit profiles musician Matthew Dear.

And there's certainly a sense of energy about the record. The brighter, lighter vibe that was first introduced on January's Headcage EP rolls through Beams' tracks, with Dear describing the overall tone of the record as "more dancey, more upbeat" than his previous work. A notably prolific songwriter and worker, Dear goes on to reflect on his method of reviving old ideas and adding a new, perhaps wiser perspective to them.


Prospect examines the trend of "hindered narrators" in fiction.


Writer's Relief lists musicians who are also published poets. (via)


The Guardian reports that Margaret Atwood has joined the online writing community Wattpad.


All Songs Considered streams a new song by The Antlers.


Comic Book Resources interviews comics creator Gene Luen Yang about his Avatar graphic novel series.


KQED shares a streaming playlist of 100 essential Noise Pop Songs.


Tablet profiles author Jennifer Weiner and her fiction.


At The Record, Ann Powers shares her evolving appreciation for the music of Bruce Springsteen.


Nine graphic novels that revolutionized the comic industry.


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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