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July 14, 2012

Shorties (A Literary Guide to The Rolling Stones, Authors Who Have Appeared in Films, and more)

The Daily Beast shares "the ultimate literary guide to the Rolling Stones."

The Millions lists authors who have appeared in films.

Kirkus Reviews lists the top five Spider-Man graphic novels.

Sound of the City holds a roundtable discussion on the state of the New York City indiepop scene.

Lit Reactor shares a "blagger's guide" to the works of author Shirley Jackson.

The Record examines how expectations frame every music listening experience.

Will Brooker, author of Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman, recommends comics and books about the art form at The Browser.

Sound Opinions interviews singer-songwriter Kelly Hogan.

Hot Chip visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Roadtrip Mixtape creates a streaming music mix of bands from the towns you pass through on your trip.

Talk of the Nation interviews John Scalzi about his new novel, Redshirts.

The Telegraph and Fresh Air profile Woody Guthrie on the legendary singer-songwriter's 100th birthday.

At the Guardian, Hari Kunzru examines the New York literary scene's newfound fascination with Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai.

Odd as it may seem, the utopian yearning for an authentic literary culture is part of a growing current of opposition to the status quo. It's embyronic and confused – and New York's insane cost of living may yet move the centre of gravity elsewhere – but an interest in Hungarian fiction may signal much more than meets the eye.

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

Amazon MP3 offers 667 albums for sale for $2.99.

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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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