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August 2, 2012

Shorties (Stream Sigur Ros's Recent Brooklyn Show, Remembering Gore Vidal, and more)

Soundcheck is streaming Sigur Ros's recent Brooklyn performance.

Morning Edition and Time remember author Gore Vidal.

Kirkus Reviews recommends 11 science fiction and fantasy books published in August.

Page Views interviews author Brad Listi about his Other People podcast.

PV: Is there anything else you'd like people to know?

BL: In addition to being entertaining and providing a sense of unity for people who work in literature, who work in publishing, I also take some degree of pride in the fact that the show might function in an educational capacity. I like the idea of writers or aspiring writers being able to listen to the show and learn about what it takes to do this work. Whether it's really instructional, or a combination of instructional and inspirational, I like the idea of that being available for free to people.

On sale today for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts album.

Bookworm interviews Jess Walter about his new novel, Beautiful Ruins.

PopMatters lists the top 10 performances of American standards on Miles Davis albums.

The A.V. Club makes a video pilgrimage to Bob Dylan's birthplace.

At the Telegraph, author Ali Smith recommends five recently translated Scandinavian novels.

The Oatmeal webcomic depicts the past and present states of the music industry.

Leigh Stein offers tips on giving literary readings in public.

Paste recommends 12 New Jersey bands you should listen to right now.

Columbia Magazine features a new short story by Ed Park.

Drowned in Sound interviews J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

The new issue of Words Without Borders is online, and features writing from Japan.

Win six books (featured on this site's Book Notes series in the coming week) 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 albums from artists on tour this year.

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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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