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September 16, 2012

Shorties (Aimee Mann, Michael Chabon, and more)

Aimee Mann talks to Salon about her new album Charmers.

Download a sampler of Mann's music at NoiseTrade.


The Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Oregonian review Michael Chabon's new novel Telegraph Avenue.


From October 1st through 14th, Harper Voyager, the sci-fi division of HarperCollins, will accept unagented manuscripts.


Libba Bray talks to the Lexington Herald-Leader about her new novel,

"Ultimately, the thing I'm always striving for in the writing are those small moments of honesty and vulnerability in which some aspect of the human condition is laid bare," Bray said, "a moment that opens up something hidden within me as well."


The Boston Globe interviews Emily Haines of Metric about the band's new album, Synthetica.


Pitchfork offers insight into the Sun City Girls discography.


Weekend Edition interviews Maggie Stiefvater about her new young adult novel The Raven Boys.

Stiefvater is a musician and animator who not only composes a piece of music for each of her books but also makes a short animated book trailer that she posts online. "It's been a fascinating thing as an author to watch how the Internet has shaped how we deal with our readers," she says.


SPIN examines the mainstreaming of dubstep.


All Things Considered interviews Brian D. McLaren about his new book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World.


At Spin, Amy Millan of Stars shares some of the inspirations behind the band's new album, The North.


Sarah Issenberg talks to Weekend Edition about her new book, The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.


Amazon MP3 has over 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.

Amazon MP3 offers over 300 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.


Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


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)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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