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August 13, 2012

Shorties (The World's Top-Earning Authors, White Noise Reviewed, and more)

Forbes lists the world's top-earning authors.

The Awl reviews white noise recordings.

The New York Times remembers children's author Jean Merrill.

NPR is streaming the new Yeasayer album, Fragrant World (out August 21st).

Pitchfork glowingly reviews the new 10-disc Roxy Music box set, The Complete Studio Records 1972-1982.

The New York Times reports that Argentina has started offering state pensions to published writers.

NPR is streaming the new album by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Mature Themes (out August 21st).

Molly Ringwald talks to the Observer about her new novel-in-stories, When It Happens to You.

"My husband likes to say that my first book was a bit like sticking my toe in the water, doing something that was still very connected to my acting. This one's much closer to my sensibilities as a writer and what I'm more interested in, even in terms of what kind of movie I want to see or what kind of part I want to play. The only kind of character I'm really interested in playing is somebody who is flawed. And all of the characters in this book are so deeply flawed."

Ringwald also talks to the Los Angeles Times about the book.

MOJO lists the 50 best electronic songs.

Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl talks to Morning Edition about his new novel, Murder Casts a Shadow.

NPR is streaming the new Divine Fits album, A Thing Called Divine Fits.

Flavorwire lists the 10 funniest American essayists of our time.

The Oxford American interviews Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

Marjane Satrapi talks to The Daily Beast about her film adaptation of her graphic novel Chicken with Plums.

Collider interviews Satrapi's collaborator and co-director Vincent Parannaud about the film.

NPR is streaming the new Teengirl Fantasy album, Tracer.

Three Days in the Life of Scott McClanahan is a short documentary about the writer.

Pitchfork is polling its readers for the best albums released over the past 15 years.

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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