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July 3, 2012

Shorties (Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons, The Politics of the Beach Boys, and more)

Officially out on July 16th (but in stores now), the comics collection Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons.


At the New York Times, Daniel Nester examines the politics of the Beach Boys.


All Things Considered interviews Rachel Swarns about her new book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.


Fresh Air reviews and excerpts from Karen Thompson walker's debut novel The Age of Miracles.


Pitchfork interviews David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors.


Exitmusic plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.


Huffington Post interviews Gillian Flynn about her new novel, Gone Girl.


The Walkmen visit The Current for an interview and live performance.


Kirkus Reviews recommends the top 10 summer books.


Gareth Los Campesinos! talks to Drowned in Sound about his "soul opera" The 8th.


The top 100 creative writing blogs.


Win a copy of Gillian Flynn's new novel Gone Girl 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 of its bestselling albums on 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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