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July 24, 2012

Shorties (Michael Chabon on His New Novel, The Rise of "Indie-Classical" Music, and more)

Michael Chabon discusses his forthcoming novel, Telegraph Avenue.

Cultural Capital examines the rise in popularity of "indie-classical" music.

New York magazine interviews author Martin Amis.

All Things Considered interviews Don Winslow about his new novel, The Kings of Cool.

Deceptive Cadence shares a guide to this year's Olympics music.

Fresh Air interviews Sam Kean about his new book, The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code.

Liars visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, recommends V.C. Andrews' novel Flowers in the Attic at All Things Considered.

The A.V. Club interviews Japandroids drummer David Prowse about his musical firsts. lists the comics and graphic novels that inspired the new Batman film.

Stereogum ranks R.E.M. albums from worst to best.

The New York Times visits rare Book School at the University of Virginia.

For five weeks each summer Rare Book School brings some 300 librarians, conservators, scholars, dealers, collectors and random book-mad civilians together for weeklong intensive courses in an atmosphere that combines the intensity of the seminar room, the nerdiness of a “Star Trek” convention and the camaraderie of a summer camp where people come back year after year.

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.

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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