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June 23, 2012

Shorties (Martin Amis, Yo La Tengo, and more)

Page Views lists the LeBron James characters in literature who tend to polarize readers.

The Awl interviews Jesse Jarnow about his new book, Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock.

The New York Times profiles author Martin Amis.

Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin talks to ArtsBeat about her new memoir, Diamond in the Rough.

Flavorwire lists the greatest female science fiction and fantasy writers of all time.

Comic Book Resources interviews Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose about co-writing the Get Jiro! graphic novel.

Flavorwire lists 10 bands that really need to call it quits.

The Guardian interviews author Jonathan Safran Foer.

On sale for $1.99 today at Amazon MP3: John Coltrane's classic jazz album Giant Steps.

The Library of Congress lists "books that shaped America" for a current exhibit.

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

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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