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October 8, 2012

Shorties (The ABBA Museum, Hilary Mantel, and more)

Reuters reports that a museum devoted to pop group ABBA will open in Stockholm in 2013.

The New Yorker and Telegraph profile author Hilary Mantel.

NPR is streaming the new Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) album, Dept. of Disappearance (out October 16th).

Flavorwire recommends essential books for book nerds.

Tell Me More interviews musician Wyclef Jean about his new memoir, Purpose: An Immigrant's Story.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews Sandra Cisneros about her new novel, Have You Seen Marie?.

NPR is streaming the new Martha Wainwright album, Come Home to Mama (out October 16th).

The Guardian lists the top 10 apocalypse books.

Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy talks to All Things Considered about his new book Under Wildwood.

NPR is streaming the Philip Glass remix album, REWORK (out October 23rd).

Kenny Rogers talks to Morning Edition about his new memoir, Luck or Something Like It.

Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Tori Amos.

The Daily Tar Heel interviews Hope Larson about her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

DTH: Does your version make this novel more accessible for children, or is it more aimed at adults?

HL: I think it's really both. I think it makes the novel less intimidating for reluctant readers, but I've heard of adults who love the novel and were excited it is in comic form.

The really great thing is that most of the text is in the graphic version, so if a kid can get through the graphic novel, he’s pretty much read the book. And I think that's awesome.

Stream the Mountain Goats tribute album, Tallahassee Turns Ten (featuring songs from Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, and others).

Chris Ware talks to New York Magazine about his new comics collection, Building Stories.

"It's got a certain degree of chutzpah and pretension to it," says cartoonist Chris Ware of his latest work, Building Stories, a complex, multipart graphic novel whose contents fill an entire box and wind their way through fourteen different elements, including pamphlets, mini-comics, magazines, newspapers, and a Little Golden Book. "The whole book is supposed to be a dream object," explains Ware. "I wanted the box to be a beautiful thing and to have that promise to it that a gift has on Christmas morning."

Win Matt Furie's new children's book The Night Riders 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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