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October 2, 2012

Shorties (Neil Young, Junot Diaz, and more)

Fresh Air interviews Neil Young about his new memoir, Waging Heavy Peace.

The Rumpus interviews Junot Diaz about his new short story collection This Is How You Lose Her.

PopMatters is spotlighting singer-songwriter Tori Amos this week.

The Poly Post profiles Cal Poly Pomona's English 499 class: Harry Potter as Literature Cultural Studies.

The Atlantic interviews John Darnielle about the recording process for the Mountain Goat's new album, Transcendental Youth.

The Quietus reviews the album.

Nialler9 Music Blog rounds up September's 20 best new songs.

The Rumpus interviews Scott Hutchins about his debut novel, A Working Theory of Love.

Drowned in Sound interviews band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell about the band's new album Mirage Rock.

Fresh Air excerpts from Salman Rushdie's new memoir, Joseph Anton.

Grizzly Bear visits The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

The October edition of the online literary journal Words Without Borders is dedicated to writing about oil.

Win Neil Young's new memoir Waging Heavy Peace 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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