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August 10, 2012

Shorties (A Literary Jukebox, A New Amanda Palmer Song, and more)

Literary Jukebox shares a quote from a favorite book thematically with a streaming song.

All Songs Considered premiered a new song by Amanda Palmer, "The Killing Type."

Salon excerpts from Molly Ringwald's novel-in-stories, When It Happens to You.

Robert Anasi talks to Capital New York about his new book, The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Anasi conceived the idea for the book after leaving for Irvine in 2008. "It sort of put a frame around my experience here," he said, adding that he'd kept a rigorous journal for years. "Every day I'd see something weird and unique and think, 'This is such a strange, magical little enclave.'"

PopMatters excerpts from Jimmie Walker's new memoir, Dyn-O-Mite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times.

All Songs Considered shares a new song by the reunited Azure Ray.

Off the Road pairs great books with the best places to read them.

Sound Effects interviews members of The Lumineers.

Download a free EP by the band at NoiseTrade.

Bookworm interviews author Sheila Heti about her new novel How Should a Person Be?.

FACT contributors list their favprite songs of 2012 so far.

Talk of the Nation interviews Katherine Losse about her new book The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network.

On whether social media are inherently good or bad

"It's the extent to which we invite these technologies into our lives that I think really determines that answer. I think that, obviously, it's a great utility; we can connect to things really quickly, we can find out things much more quickly than we used to. But I think that there are moments when we really want to step back and say I really want to have this experience in an analog way, with sort of the full range of my experiences available to me, as opposed to doing it through a screen."

Family of the Year visits The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

The New York Times interviews Cheryl Strayed about the Pacific Crest Trail, the setting for her memoir Wild.

Win two popsicle cookbooks, Paletas and People's Pops, 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 hip hop 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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