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September 1, 2012

Shorties (New David Foster Wallace Biography Reviewed, Animal Collective Interviewed, and more)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and San Francisco Chronicle review D.T. Max's new David Foster Wallace biography Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story.

Pitchfork interviews the members of Animal Collective about the band's new album Centipede Hz 9out September 4th).

The Awl lists writer food, from A to Z.

Paste profiles Chan Marshall of Cat Power.

"Now that I'm 40,” she says, "I want to be happy like I was when I was a kid flipping on the trampoline listening to Van Halen's 'Jump.'"

Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace.

Paste lists the 10 best covers of Van Morrison songs.

Morning Edition interviews Ben Mattlin about his new memoir, Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity.

Adam Brent Houghtaling talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music.

"A lot of books were being released about happiness, and people were talking about a happiness industry, and about how happiness was our national obsession," he says. "I spend just as much if not more time in a kind of melancholy, ruminative state, and I wanted to kind of celebrate that that's good. We don't always need to be searching for happiness."

In the Guardian, author Zadie Smith defends local libraries.

NPR Music has launched a stream of hip hop music.

io9 points out the hot new mermaid trend in young adult fiction.

Metal Storm is polling its readers for the best albums of 2012 so far.

The Guardian examines how readers' privacy is threatened in the digital age.

Slate investigates Jonah Lehrer's journalistic misdeeds.

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

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

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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)
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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