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June 6, 2012

Shorties (Michael Chabon, Wilco's Free E-book, and more)

The Millions shares the first paragraphs of Michael Chabon's forthcoming novel, Telegraph Avenue.


The A.V. Club Chicago points out Wilco's free e-book, which collects photos, setlists, and much more from the band's December Chicago mini-tour.


The Telegraph interviews Muppets Kermit and Miss Piggy about music.


The Rumpus interviews Dave Eggers about his new novel, A Hologram for the King.


At the Washington Post, Jennifer Weiner lists three good novels with bad family vacations.


All Songs Considered reconsiders David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album 40 years after its release.


At the Christian Science Monitor, children's author Richard Scarry lists his 10 favorite books.


Paste lists six promising new summer music festivals.


Morning Edition interviews Gillian Flynn about her new novel, Gone Girl.


All Songs Considered previews a song from Grizzly Bear's forthcoming album.


The New Inquiry and The Rumpus interview author Sheila Heti.


Drowned in Sound interviews Lee Ranaldo about his solo album.


The Guardian lists 10 indispensable visual art books.


Win the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide 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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