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July 17, 2012

Shorties (Elton John's New Memoir, Toni Morrison, and more)

Elton John talks to Morning Edition about his new memoir, Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS.

The Telegraph profiles author Toni Morrison.

The National Post profiles author Sheila Heti and her new book, How Should a Person Be?.

NPR recommends five funny books with substance.

Soundcheck explores music inspired by memorable quotes from films.

Threadless's latest collection of comics t-shirts features a story by Neil Gaiman.

The Quietus interviews David Longstreth of the Dirty Projectors about the band's new album, Swing Lo Magellan.

The Guardian profiles author PD James, and fields questions for her from noted crime fiction writers.

NPR streams a recent Best Coast concert.

All Things Considered remembers country singer-songwriter Kitty Wells.

Between the Covers interviews author Vanessa Veselka.

Morning Edition remembers the author of the Encyclopedia Brown series, Donald Sobol, who died last week.

Win copies of Cheryl Strayed's collection of Dear Sugar columns Tiny Beautiful Things and Jaime Hernandez's graphic novel God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls 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 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.

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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