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July 8, 2012

Shorties (The Legacy of Woody Guthrie, Brooklyn as Writers' Mecca, and more)

The Observer and Independent examine the continuing musical legacy of Woody Guthrie.


The Observer explores the "writers' mecca" that is Brooklyn.


Regina Spektor talks songwriting with the Telegraph.


Kurt Anderson talks to the Los Angeles Times and The Takeaway about his new novel True Believers.


The Bleacher Report lists the worst music albums by current and former NFL players.


Jennifer Weiner talks to Weekend Edition about her new novel The Next Best Thing and gender imbalance in literary reviews.


On sale today for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits album.


Picadilly Records lists its top 50 albums of 2012 (so far).


Brain Pickings lists Italo Calvino's 14 definitions of what makes a book a classic.


The Independent profiles innovative female guitarists.


At the Guardian, authors list their favorite bookshops to celebrate Independent Booksellers' Week.


All Things Considered recounts the history of reverb in recorded music.


Win the graphic novel Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 1: Freefall 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 soundtrack 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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