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July 10, 2012

Shorties (Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village, How Authors Can Leverage Tumblr, and more)

The A.V. Club makes a pilgrimage to the Greenwich Village of Bob Dylan's 1960s.

At Poets and Writers, Jami Attenberg explains how writers can use Tumblr to connect with readers.

Here and Now gets a summer song recommendation from author Steve Almond.

The Nervous Breakdown profiles author Cheryl Strayed.

Amazon MP3 offers 667 albums for sale for $2.99.

The Bat Segundo Show interviews author Alix Ohlin.

The Guardian Music blog asks, "What was the best decade for music?".

At NPR Books, Jonah Lehrer recommends five books to inspire innovation.

Trent Reznor talks to USA Today about composing the score for the Call of Duty: Black Ops videogame.

At NPR Books, Jennifer Miller (author of Year of the Gadfly) recommends three books that feature scandalous teachers.

Limelight lists the greatest pianists of all time.

Fresh Air interviews Brian Castner about his new book, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows.

On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3 today: Pink Floyd's classic album The Dark Side of the Moon.

At the Guardian Books blog, Andrew Gallix shares the story of 3:AM: Magazine's recent disappearance from the internet.

At All Songs Considered, John Hodgman reads the first chapter of Rob Reid's new science fiction/music industry novel, Year Zero.

At Page-Turner, author Michael Cunningham shares a firsthand account of the 2012 Pulitzer fiction judging that resulted in no award being presented.

Win the graphic novel Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 1: Freefall 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 soundtrack albums on 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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