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July 23, 2012

Shorties (Ice-T on Making Documentaries, A Profile of Author Clarice Lispector, and more)

The Quietus interviews Ice-T about his directorial debut, the documentary Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap.

Tablet profiles author Clarice Lispector.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviews Karen Thompson Walker about her writing habits and debut novel The Age of Miracles.

The Quietus excerpts a chapter from one of my favorite music books, Johnny Rogan's Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance.

The Trip City podcast interviews writer Chuck Klosterman.

The Days of Yore interviews author Heidi Julavits.

Capital New York streams For the Records, a 30-minute documentary about Manhattan's seminal Bleeker Bob's record store.

Rachel Joyce talks to Weekend Edition about her new novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

NME reports that Blur has released interactive iPhone and iPad apps to coincie with the release of the band's 21-disc box set, Blur 21: The Box (out July 31st).

NPR is streaming thenewno2's new album, thefearofmissingout (out July 31st).

Guardian Music Blog readers name the worst song lyrics ever.

Kirkus Reviews lists the top five Batman graphic novels.

NPR is streaming the new compilation album Out of Many: 50 Years of Reggae Music (out July 31st).

Morning Edition profiles Norwegian author Jo Nesbo.

The Record examines Lionel Richie's foray into country music.

At the New York Times, book designer and author Chip Kidd recommends ads for MetroCards.

Win seven books (featured on this site's Book Notes series in the coming week) 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.

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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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