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October 20, 2012

Shorties (Chris Ware on Building Narrative, A Drum Fill Quiz, and more) interviews Chris Ware about his impressive new comics collection Building Stories.

Q: How does the box reflect the way you think about life and narrative?

A: What I was trying to do was reflect on the way I think about and remember the world, which is in a more three-dimensional way. I think everybody thinks about and remembers the world in that way. There’s no beginning or end to this book; there’s no preferred way of beginning, there’s no one book that one should start with. Whatever book happens to catch the reader’s interest is the one that he or she should begin with.

Dinosaur Jr. drummer Murph provides the selections for All Songs Considered's Drum Fills Friday quiz.

The New York Times remembers author Mary McCarthy.

Rocks Off list the top 10 dirt cheap rock star Halloween costumes.

Dwell's interactive map of independent bookstores in the United States. (via)

Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste shares his musical firsts with the A.V. Club.

Monkey See profiles author Julie Klam and her new book, Friendkeeping.

The Free Music Archive recommends 52 free and legal horror albums for your Halloween listening.

The Dallas Morning News and Newsday review Jami Attenberg's new novel, The Middlesteins.

Hunter David talks to Weekend Edition about his new book, The John Lennon Letters.

Take Two interviews Hope Larson about her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

Dinosaur Jr. visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Fork in the Road interviews Amanda Cohen about her cookbook written as a graphic novel, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant.

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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