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July 28, 2012

Shorties (Bruce Springsteen, Cheryl Strayed, and more)

The New Yorker profiles Bruce Springsteen.

The Salt Lake Tribune profiles author Cheryl Strayed.

NPR streams Wilco's Newport Folk Festival performance.

Book Stalker interviews author Kate Christensen about her literary reading experiences.

Sound of the City interviews A Place to Bury Strangers' Dion Lunadon.

The Christian Science Monitor lists 16 books to read before their film adaptation is released in the next year and a half.

Baeble recommends five young rock bands that deserve your attention.

On sale for $2.99 today at Amazon MP3: Pearl Jam's Ten album.

Flavorwire lists 11 thrilling books for people who don't like thrillers.

All Things Considered examines the EMI - Universal merger.

At the Guardian, Andrew Gallix examines the longlisted novels for this Man Booker Prize.

Author Colson Whitehead lists rules for writing at the New York Times.

"Rule No. 4: Never use three words when one will do. Be concise. Don’t fall in love with the gentle trilling of your mellifluous sentences."

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

Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.

Also on sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.99: 25 "rock that goes to 11" albums.

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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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