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July 13, 2012

Shorties (The Worst Political Songs You'll Ever Hear, A Literary Lesson in Swearing, and more)

Flavorwire lists 10 of the "worst political songs you'll ever hear."

The Huffington Post offers a literary lesson in swearing.

The Globe and Mail talks to Canadian indie musicians about the use of their music in advertising.

Mental Floss lists 10 great comic book cliffhangers.

The Austin Chronicle interviews Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls.

Bloomberg recaps Brazil's Paraty International Literary Festival.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Dirty Projectors' new album Swing Lo Magellan.

OC Weekly profiles author Don Winslow.

The Yorkshire Post profiles Sophie Coulombeau, author of the novel Rites.

The Next Great Novelist has Philip Pullman in her corner and Sophie Hannah says she's "destined to become a literary star of the future".

The Gaslight Anthem visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

I Dream Books is a review aggregator for books.

Singer-songwriter Glen Hansard talks to All Things Considered about the music that surrounded him growing up.

Stylist shares a Spotify playlist of music mentioned in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy.

Singer-songwriter Laura Marling plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR 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 offers 667 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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