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September 20, 2012

Shorties (Nick Cave on Screenwriting, Michael Chabon Interviewed, and more)

Nick Cave talks to the A.V. Club about writing the script for the film Lawless.

Bookworm and the Jewish Chronicle interview Michael Chabon about his new novel, Telegraph Avenue.

The Telegraph and Georgia Straight review the book.

Flavorwire lists 10 album covers you didn't know were created by famous artists.

Damien Walter makes a case for "the weired" as a major literary movement.

The weird is characterised by a willingness to play fast and loose with reality. And its emergence in the early 1900s coincides with a radical shift in our perceptions of what reality is.

Yannick B. Gelinas talks to the Montreal Gazette about his documentray about the city's indie music scene, From Montreal.

"We wanted to look at the anglo-franco relations in the music scene," said Gelinas, on the phone from San Francisco. "I think given what’s been happening in Quebec, it's important to say — 'Hey there's some positive things going on between anglophones and francophones in Montreal.' For sure, the two scenes are still separate. You'll go to the Casa del Popolo one night and it'll only be anglophones. Then another night, it'll just be francophones. But the musicians mix together. For musicians, there's no tension.”

Bob Dylan is now the second betting favorite to win the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature.

The New York Times recommends jukebox apps "for the party-pleasing DJ."

The Telegraph reviews Salman Rushdie's new memoir Joseph Anton.

At the Georgia Straight, author Annabel Lyon discusses the book that changed her life.

Producer Adrian Sherwood talks to All Things Considered about his fascination with Jamaican dub music.

All Songs Considered previews fall's anticipated albums.

Fresh Air interviews Doug Saunders about his new book, The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West?.

The Heavy visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

NPR excerpts from Mark Helprin's new novel, Sunlight and in Shadow.

Stereogum lists the 10 best indie rock documentaries.

The Telegraph visits New York writers' hangouts.

Win Michael Chabon's new novel Telegraph Avenue and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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.

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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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