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July 31, 2012

Shorties (Memorable Sisters in Literature, The Blur Box Set Reviewed, and more)

Flavorwire lists memorable sets of sisters in literature.


PopMatters reviews Blur: 21, the new box set from the Britpop band.


David Wessel talks to Morning Edition about his new book, Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget.


Tablet uncovers fabricated quotes in Jonah Lehrer's book Imagine: How Creativity Works.


The A.V. Club lists 17 musical acts beloved by TV characters for just one episode.


The Browser interviews author Will Self about his influences.


At the A.V. Club, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor discusses some of the band's hits.


The Guardian offers a firsthand account of the "perks and pitfalls" of author book signings.


Paste lists the 10 best Otis Redding songs.


The longlist for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize (for authors aged 18-30) has been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Amelia Gray.


On sale today for $2.99 today at Amazon MP3: U2's The Best Of 1980 - 1990 album.


Granta shares an interview with the late journalist Anthony Shadid to mark the UK publication of his memoir, House of Stone.


NPR is streaming tUnE-yArDs' Newport Folk Festival performance.


Matchbook couples book covers with bikinis of similar design.


Win six 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.

Also on sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.99: 25 albums from artists on tour this year.


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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