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August 21, 2012

Shorties (An Excerpt from the New David Foster Wallace Biography, The Continued Appeal of Lynyrd Skynyrd Examined, and more)

The Daily Beast excerpts from D.T. Max's new biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

The A.V. Club explains the continued appeal of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Unibet has posted odds on this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.

MTV Hive recommends 13 essential songs from indie supergroup Divine Fits members' other bands.

Flavorwire lists contemporary authors whose names have been converted to adjectives.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter Langhone Slim.

CNNGo lists 15 great literary quotes.

At NPR Books, author Victor Lavalle shares his love for Clive Barker's story collection Books of Blood.

Flavorwire lists 10 indie musicians who would make great pop stars.

BlackBook interviews Amanda Cohen about her new graphic novel cookbook, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant.

All Songs Considered asks its readers "What was the most important band of your college years?".

At the Telegraph, Nick Hornby discusses the effect his book Fever Pitch had on soccer in England.

Win all six books featured in this week's Book Notes feature 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 400 albums for sale for $2.99.

Also on sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: 37 children's music 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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