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August 24, 2012

Shorties (Nobel Prize in Literature Odds, Nicholson Baker's Protest Song, and more)

Harukli Murakami is the early betting favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Slate shares a video of author Nicholson Baker's protest song.

RFTmusic lists the six strangest pieces of KISS memorabilia.

PopMatters excerpts from Robert Anasi's new book, The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

PopMatters interviews English Beat frontman Dave wakeling.

August 28th is Read Comics in Public Day.

Reverb lists the 10 grittiest rock music documentaries streaming on Netflix.

The Austin Chronicle interviews Spoon's Britt Daniel about his new band Divine Fits.

Capital New York interviews author Victor LaValle about his new novel, The Devil in Silver.

LA Weekly lists the 20 worst hipster bands.

Dawes visits Minnesota Public Radio for an interview and live performance.

WFMU's Beware of the Blog examines the rise and fall of music blogs.

Fresh Air interviews Paul Auster about his new memoir, Winter Journal.

Kill Rock Stars is streaming several Elliott Smith outtakes.

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 over 1,000 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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